On Socrates’ Cowardly Suicide and Words That Don’t Really Exist…


Man, reading student papers over the next week (always leaving this fun activity until the last minute) – please, can someone kill me now?

Apparently, Socrates committed a cowardly suicide while recovering from the emotional trauma of being convicted of a crime – what a loser! And what is going on with the grammatical errors? At least I have an excuse, I speaka no English, I only do the math, but the native speakers? Oi, oi, oi

I did find a good soundtrack to my misery:


2 thoughts on “On Socrates’ Cowardly Suicide and Words That Don’t Really Exist…

  1. Maybe you can point your student to a Lacan passage ( Seminar XII …? ) where he considered Socrates as a precursor of psychoanalysis ( the first analyst ). When nothing else helps, authority might do.

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