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Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "Plato worried that philosophical writing would take the place of living conversations for which, in philosophy, there is no substitute."

Plato worried that philosophical writing would take the place of living conversations for which, in philosophy, there is no substitute.




Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "Paraphrasing Plato's Republic: "Only people who have allowed themselves to be reformed by reality have it in themselves to reform their polis for the better."

Paraphrasing Plato's Republic: "Only people who have allowed themselves to be reformed by reality have it in themselves to reform their polis for the better.



Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "And what is it, according to Plato, that philosophy is supposed to do? Nothing less than to render violence to our sense of ourselves and our world, our sense of ourselves in the world. (p. 40)"

And what is it, according to Plato, that philosophy is supposed to do? Nothing less than to render violence to our sense of ourselves and our world, our sense of ourselves in the world. (p. 40)



Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "The good polis is made by the good person, his moral character intact, and the good polis, in turn, helps turn out good persons, their moral character intact."

The good polis is made by the good person, his moral character intact, and the good polis, in turn, helps turn out good persons, their moral character intact.




Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "If we don't understand our tools, then there is a danger we will become the tool of our tools. We think of ourselves as Google's customers, but really we're its products."

If we don't understand our tools, then there is a danger we will become the tool of our tools. We think of ourselves as Google's customers, but really we're its products.



Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "I have a Greek-American friend who named her daughter "Nike" and is often asked why she chose to name her offspring after a sneaker."

I have a Greek-American friend who named her daughter "Nike" and is often asked why she chose to name her offspring after a sneaker.



Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "Plato dramatically puts the detachment of the philosopher from his time this way: to philosophize is to prepare to die."

Plato dramatically puts the detachment of the philosopher from his time this way: to philosophize is to prepare to die.




Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "What is it precisely, that they are doing when they are doing science. Are they refining their instruments for observation or discovering new aspects of reality?"

What is it precisely, that they are doing when they are doing science. Are they refining their instruments for observation or discovering new aspects of reality?



Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "Kleos is sometimes translated as "acoustic renown" the spreading renown you get from people talking about your exploits. It's a bit like having a large Twitter following."

Kleos is sometimes translated as "acoustic renown" the spreading renown you get from people talking about your exploits. It's a bit like having a large Twitter following.



Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "As Plato: What is play and delightful one kind of child is coercion and torture for another, and will not take no matter how much coercion is applied."

As Plato: What is play and delightful one kind of child is coercion and torture for another, and will not take no matter how much coercion is applied.



Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "How can those who possess all knowledge, which must include knowledge of life that is worth living, be interested in using knowledge only for the insignificant aim of making money?"

How can those who possess all knowledge, which must include knowledge of life that is worth living, be interested in using knowledge only for the insignificant aim of making money?



Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "The will to matter is at least as important as the will to believe."

The will to matter is at least as important as the will to believe.




Rebecca Goldstein, Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Quotes: "This is the pedagogical paradox. The person and the teacher is required precisely because the knowledge itself is nontransferable from teacher to student."

This is the pedagogical paradox. The person and the teacher is required precisely because the knowledge itself is nontransferable from teacher to student.