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Socrates in September

The Entanglements of Complexity


Michael J. Katz

Our real world is incondensably complex: many aspects cannot be summarized or abbreviated. How can a philosopher cope with this innate and necessary richness? What types of explanations are available to him? And then, how can we humans live comfortably without always having simple and complete explanations? With the Socratic format and the Socratic times - with the direct human philosophy of Socrates, a philosophy that has not yet been separated from people by the fabricated concepts of «relativity» and «multidimensional spaces» and «genomic sequences» - with only his hands and his feet and with only the trees and hills and clouds about him, Socrates talks with his companions about the simplicities and the complexities of our chocolaty-thick world.