The Epinomis is a dialogue in the style of Plato, but today considered spurious by most scholars. It is called Epinomis (= after laws) because it was first circulated in a volume following the Laws. The persons involved in the dialogue are an Athenian stranger, Cleinias of Crete, and Megillus of Lacedaemon. It continues the line of inquiry from the Laws, but branches off into astronomy and mathematical speculation. Socratic dialogue (Greek Î£ÏÎºÏÎ±ÏÎ¹ÎºÏÏ Î»ÏÎ³Î¿Ï or Î£ÏÎºÏÎ±ÏÎ¹ÎºÏÏ Î´Î¹Î¬Î»Î¿Î³Î¿Ï), is a prose literary form developed in Greece at the turn of the fourth century BCE, preserved today in the dialogues of Plato and the Socratic works of Xenophon - either dramatic or narrative - in which characters discuss moral and philosophical problems. ... PLATO, an apronym for Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operation, was one of the first generalized Computer assisted instruction systems, originally built by the University of Illinois (U of I) and later taken over by Control Data (CDC), who provided the machines it ran on. ... This article is about law in society. ...
Plato'sdialogue of the Laws, continues in the short appendix known as the Epinomis: "Let us then first consider what single science there is, of all those we have, such that were it removed from mankind, or had it never made its appearance, man would become the most thoughtless and foolish of creatures.
The true sense of the square root of -1 stands before my mind (Seele) fully alive, but it becomes very difficult to put it in words; I am always only able to give a vague image that floats in the air." In upcoming weeks, we will re-construct some of Gauss' metaphors.
As such a man reflects, he will receive the revelation of a single bond of natural interconnection between all these problems.
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