Patriarchs

Abram to Joseph – the time of the Patriarchs.

From the time of Abram’s exit from the city of Ur, probably during the Gutean chaos of the late 3rd millennium BC, until the entry into Egypt in the time of Joseph marks the era of the Patriarchs.   We find this story recorded in Genesis chapters 12 through 50.

Find a timeline of the Patriarchs here.

Plato

Student of Socrates and Philosopher of the Form, this idealist is famous for his dialogues.  Writing in the context of late classical Greece, his Republic is a monument of Western Literature, and a demonstration of the  form of good, the focus of idealism – later called realism in the middle ages.  His successor, Aristotle, revolutionized epistemology with his ontological thinking on a wide range of topics.

Socrates, the center of Plato’s writing, engages in the dialectic, or elenchus, a predecessor of the syllogistic mode of formal logic.

Timeline of Plato and the philosophers in Athens.

Reading Guides:

Book I

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Book II

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Book III

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Book IV

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Book V

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Book VI

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Book VII

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Book VIII

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Book IX

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