February 13, 2007

Sew Crates

I am reading (listening) to Plato's masterpiece, "The Republic", which discusses the philosophy of his mentor, Socrates, through a fictional narrative. As I read (listen), I find myself hearing nuggets of Socratic wisdom that we have already come to on this site. However, not many of us (at least not I) had ever read these philosophies before. So, my question is, where is the next Socrates? Well, his name was Plato. And the one after that, Aristotle. But, there it ends? Coincidentally, the three brightest philosophical minds just happened to have been friends/mentors with one another? Surely today's Socrates must exist. Perhaps among us? Please stand up.