Saturday Morning Pam-toons. Footnotes to Plato.

The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.

–A.N. Whitehead–

I do not mean the systematic scheme of thought which scholars have doubtfully extracted from his writings. I allude to the wealth of general ideas scattered through them.

Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality, Gifford Lectures 1927-28, New York: The Free Press, 1973. Internet Archive, accessed April 10, 2021. Part II, Section I, Chapter I.

For budding Phil-nerds, here is the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Alfred North Whitehead.

And, Plato’s Republic.



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2 replies

  1. You have made yourself immortal, Pam: I will NEVER again hear or read the word “footnote” without thinking of this!
    Thank you, I think.

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  2. Lol! Sorry! … I think ;0).

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