Tagged: Aristophanes

On Socrates and his trial

“there could never have been a Platonic philosophy without such beautiful young men in Athens: the sight of them is what first puts the philosopher’s soul in an erotic rapture and won’t let it rest until it has sunk the seed of all high things into such beautiful soil [reference to Symposium 206a-207b] . . . At the very least, you have to think that people in Athens had a different way of philosophizing, especially...

How do you kill that which has no life

How do you kill that which has no life paradox

This will come as no surprise to South Park fans, but it should nevertheless be mentioned. In the episode “Make love, not Warcraft” (season 10, episode 8), there is this hilarious scene: So here comes the paradox then: how do you kill that which has no life? South Park raised the bar regarding many aspects of humor: it is equally provocative as obscene, there is always something to be said about poo, and it remains hilarious...