I have just attended a two day course on philosophy presided over by the excellent Jane O’Grady at the ‘how to: Academy’. To say that it made my brain hurt is an understatement.
Over a period of 45 years or more I have attempted to learn something about philosophy. My interest started on making the discovery that some of Plato’s discourses are surprisingly easy to read and understand; the ones featuring Socrates can be quite amusing.
But there are 2,000 years and a cosmological distance between Plato and Nietzsche, and trying to get one’s brain around the latter is hard work indeed.
Still, I’m determined to give it a try, and the logical place to start must be the Greeks. Watch this space for updates.
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