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How Christianity Has Shaped Western Morality
Historian Tom Holland
«Someone like Richard Dawkins is an incredibly Christian figure. The morality that he's preaching clearly draws from the inheritance of the English Protestantism in which he was born» (30:58).
Plato's dialogue Gorgias
Prof. Michael Sugrue
Socrates: «A wise man restrains himself» (13:59). Callicles (paraphrase): «Moderation is for wimps, for inferior people ... Big fish eat little fish" (14:19). «He sounds very much like Nietzsche» (17:30). Freedom as liberty vs. freedom as autonomy (19:01). «No one is fit to govern other people until he learns to govern himself» (40:31).
Plato's dialogue the Republic
Prof. Michael Sugrue

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