Listen to the episode:
“Take on Me,” by a-ha
And here are the lyrics.
“All Because of You,” by U2
“Beautiful Day,” by U2
“Dragonfly,” by a-ha
“Incidental Music for Ep. 39”
“I Wish I Cared,” by a-ha
“The Star-Spangled Banner,” by US Army Bands
“The Sun Always Shines on T.V.,” by a-ha
Information on which I drew in this episode can be found at the following links.
Starting in the Middle
I started thinking about Socrates in the way I described in this episode in large part because of Robert C. Barlett’s “Master of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle” course for The Great Courses. I won’t blame my ultimate position on Dr. Bartlett, but he was the first to point out to me that Socrates claims to have essentially functioned like a Pre-Socratic in his youth.
Socrates’s attempt to start from the bottom (which he abandoned):
See Plato, Phaedo (then press ctrl-F or command-F and search for, “When I was young,” and read to, “can never admit the other”; then search for, “What expectations I had formed,” and read to, “is a very careless and idle mode of speaking”).
Socrates’s attempt to start from the top (which he abandoned):
See Plato, Phaedo (then press ctrl-F or command-F and search for, “Then I heard some one,” and read to, “the second best mode of enquiring into the cause”).
Aristotle and Endoxa:
On statements about the future:
On God’s foreknowledge and free will:
Search for the following in your podcast app, or visit their websites.
Early Music Sources
Creatures of Yes
Ezra Tillman’s Illustrated Manuscript for the Epistle of St. Jude
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