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Ranasinghe on THE GORGIAS

Nalin’s interpretation is ingenious, innovative, and ably and admirably defends both the wisdom and the nobility of Socrates. At no extra charge, you get an introduction--"Our Hero, Socrates"--by ME.
Here’s a quote from ME: "Ransinghe shows us a Socrates old and beautiful, the hero most needed to remedy what ails an aging society consumed by image and vanity. He helps us to appreciate that Socrates is the anti-technological thinker most able to show us how to benefit from our technological progress. This Socrates gives us confidence that the best way to win friends and influence people is through truth and love."

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Isn't there a way in which Socrates paved the way for the problem of technology? If the problem of a techno-logos is that the universalization and instrumentalization of reason results in its depersonalization, doesn't Socrates contribute to this by delinking intellectual from moral virtue? In other words, one could say that the Straussian divide between the ancients and the moderns overlooks the the common ground they share re: logos.

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