Descent of Ishtar

To the Land of No Return, the realm of Ereshkigal,Ishtar, the daughter of the Moon, set her mind. To the dark house, the abode of Irkalla,To the house which none leave who have entered it,To the road from which there is no way back,To the house wherein the entrants...
the cave (from the republic)

the cave (from the republic)

Socrates: And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: Behold! Human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood,...

Plato on equality

 phaedrus 74-76 socrates: All these examples show, then, that recollection is caused by like things and also by unlike things, do they not? simmias: Yes. socrates: And when one has a recollection of anything caused by like things, will he not also inevitably consider...

Marriage Proposal

Being about, if I am so happy as to obtain her consent, to enter into the marriage relation with the only woman I have ever known, with whom I would have entered into that state; & the whole character of the marriage relation as constituted by law being such as...

on liberty

The subject of this Essay is not the so-called Liberty of the Will, so unfortunately opposed to the misnamed doctrine of Philosophical Necessity; but Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over...

the world of common, uneducated people