Pierre Grimes, PhD, is a specialist in classical Greek philosophy. He is the founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also founder of the Noetic Society in the Los Angeles area. He is author of Philosophical Midwifery: A New Paradigm for Understanding Human Problems, Socrates and Jesus: A Dialogue in Heaven, and Unblocking: Removing Blocks to Understanding. He is also a decorated veteran of the second world war.
Here he distinguishes between the practice of philosophical dialogue exemplified by Plato as opposed to that of Socrates. He emphasizes the importance of the Self in Plato’s philosophy — and how this unfolds through the different philosophical dialogues. He demonstrates how the dialogue process can bring people into a greater understanding of the Self as well as false notions of the Self.
(Recorded on September 11, 2018)
Published on October 7, 2018