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For Those Who Love Socrates and Plato- A Final Reminder

A Holiday Gift
Understanding Plato
the award-winning guide to Plato’s Socratic Dialogues and Republic
will be offered free of charge
Saturday and Sunday
April 16 – 17 on

This offer is for the eBook edition only. It can be immediately downloaded and is readable on any device.

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Free Book!

Laurence Houlgate, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA.jpg

Professor Laurence Houlgate is giving away his most popular book (Understanding Plato) on April 16 and 17 (Easter weekend). All you need to do is to click on this URL: and follow the instructions for downloading and reading (It is the Amazon Kindle edition that can be downloaded and read on any device).

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5,000,000 views! Thank You

Hip, Hip, Hurrah! (1888) a painting portraying an artists’ party in 19th century Denmark

My blog passed 5,000,000 page views today, which translates to about 4,000,000 visitors. (A visitor reads on average 1.2 pages.) That’s 8 years’ worth of blogging and over 1,000 posts.  Now Google probably gets at least 5 million clicks per millisecond but, heck, I’m just an old philosopher trying to organize and share my thoughts.

Anyway, I want to thank my many readers for spending some of their precious time reading my musings. Also, a special shout-out to those who take the time to comment. I often learn a lot from others’ ideas.

Finally, I would especially like to thank my patrons who offset the cost of hosting the site. In fact, my costs for hosting, spam filter, etc are now covered. Yeah!  That strangers contribute to the site just fills me with ineffable joy and gratitude. Thank you so much.