Books Read in 2023

(January 31, 2024)

Figured I should write this before January is over, so that I can claim I published it just after the year turned over.

Well, turns out, reading-wise, 2023 was the year of Plato. As mentioned back in the 2021 list, I've set out on reading through his works. At this point I'm about half-way through. I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I first opened up the collection, but I have to say I'm really enjoying myself. Not only are Plato's words worthy of pondering and contrasting with modern thought, they're also entertaining. Ideas that shaped over two millenia of philosophy are interspersed with wit, humor, sometimes even sharp sarcasm.

Anyways, here's the list of dialogues I got through last year:

  1. Parmenides
  2. The Sophist
  3. The Statesman
  4. Philebus
  5. Symposium
  6. Phaedrus
  7. Alcibiades
  8. Second Alcibiades
  9. Hipparchus
  10. Rival Lovers
  11. Theages
  12. Charmides
  13. Lysis
  14. Protagoras
  15. Gorgias

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