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Grenades, Socrates and Lapdogs

   Phi·los·o·phy:    fəˈläsəfē/ from the Greek:  philo ("love") and sophia ("wisdom"). noun:   " Philosophy is the most fundamental inquiry into the nature of knowledge, reality, truth, goodness and beauty."                --- Mark McIntire "Rather the goal—especially at the undergraduate level—should be to help students recognize that philosophy matters. Not just because it will improve their LSAT scores (which it will), but because philosophy has the potential to change the very fabric of who they are as human beings." --- Lee McIntyre       Philosophers have been rolling eidetic incendiaries into citadels since Socrates drank hemlock. He did so freely, by the way. If Plato is to be believed, his jailer left the door to his cell wide open. Guess his judges took pause over his final words at trial; "   If you think that by killing men you can prevent some one from censuring your evil lives, you are mistaken; that i