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 shares his passion for Plato as his greatest spiritual inspiration. He distinguishes between the Socratic dialogue and the Platonic dialectic. He highlights passages from some of Plato’s dialogues. He describes the similarities between the emphasis on the “self” in Plato and in Buddhism, and laments that modern, western philosophy has lost this emphasis on self-knowledge.
(Recorded on April 16, 2018)
Published on April 25, 2018