Wednesday September 28th 2011 Tim Candler
remembering that by some accounts Socrates had bulging eyes, a peculiar
way of walking, irregular bathing habits, and his behaviors too were
mostly abnormal. Today his appearance and manner would more
politely be referred to as asymmetrical and ill-disciplined.
The sort of person one avoids in the second hand book store by
pretending to be engrossed by "The Rogue" or "Faith In My Fathers" or
"The Audacity of Hope" or "Fed Up!"
He'd limp by, and when it was
possible, I'd follow him to see what the Father of Western Philosophy might
be reading in the year 2011. And I reckon he'd wander up and down the
aisles, following the scent of Plato, which he would find hidden back there
in the dust beside "Wittgenstein's Poker" and "A field Guide to Celtic
Fairies" and "The Book Of Runes" and "Frege's Puzzle."