At the Gadfly, Brendan keeps going with the anti-Socratism (and then brings in Aldous Huxley):
“Particularly against the backdrop of the Euthyphro, we cannot doubt that he indeed called much of the religious traditions of Athens into question. Considering how interwoven such traditions were into the fabric of everyday life, it’s not unreasonable to think that the hemlock was simply self-defense. Such an evaluation is no defense of Athenian culture; it merely highlights the fact that, for Socrates, there seems to be no such thing as culture, nothing sacred to preserve: Truth is all.”
Socrates was no conservative!
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