Why did Socrates not like poets?

- Advertisement -

What was it the poets created and Socrates did not like, according to Plato?

- Advertisement -
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
3 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
riettebotha2

I have no idea what you are talking about.

Jeffrey E

A critical thinker likes to have things defined. Socrates was a critical thinker. He found comfort in definitions, names, calsses etc. They can be argued or discussed on a level playing field. Poetry on the other hand is abstract. it can be approached from varying viewpoints and does not lend itself to a single answer. Poems are the window of the soul. Socrates prefered to see the soul as defined by others.

Henry R

I think this is from the Republic? Poets are all about rhetoric, convincing people with elequant words, a form of deception. In Socrates ideal state, truth would replace rhetoric, and so there would be no room for poets.

Related

question about the astral plane and dreaming and astral projection the 5th dimention or spirit relm?

when we fall asleep and out spirit starts to travel and go in the spirit world and we visit a love one who has...

What does a Wiccan need to do to leave Wicca?

My friend Tara is in an abusive home and surrounded by druggie friends her self esteem is so low its hard to get...

This question is for Wiccans/Pagans about Crowley?

Crowley: Genius or Madman? What are some of your views and thoughts of Crowley and or the Golden Dawn?

If Faith Is Subjective How Can One Be Punished For Having The "Wrong" One?

Many who have sincerely looked, read the bible, explored Christianity did not find God or all the answers to their questions there, but found...

Is it possible to levitate by using chi energy or any source of energy..?

I need to if levitation is possible , and Judomofo, i've been trying to contact you for a month but you don't seem to...

Why do we have consciousness? And, why do we want to have higher consciousness?

This is a subject about which I'm extremely curious and think about a lot. Dig it, we all have consciousness. If that...
3
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x