By Edward II Hancock
This consultant publication offers intimately with the motion of 14 - 17 July 1916 related to the one hundred and tenth and twentieth Brigade troops together with the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth Leicestershire Regiment, the eighth and ninth Devonshire Regiment and the second Border Regiment including the first East Yorkshire King's personal gentle Infantry, twenty fourth Manchesters and 2d Royal Warwicks in help.
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And, as you know, most of the early philosophers--especially the Stoics--would occasionally deliver speeches where they presented their doctrines. Usually, however they would lecture in front of a rather small audience. The Cynics, in contrast, disliked this kind of elitist exclusion and preferred to address a large crowd. For example, they liked to speak in a theater, or at a place where people had gathered for a feast, religious event, athletic contest, etc. They would sometimes stand up in the middle of a theater audience and deliver a speech.
He does not like flatterers. And since he looks down on other men, he is "outspoken and frank" [1124b28]. He uses parrhesia to speak the truth because he is able to recognize the faults of others: he is conscious of his own difference from them, of his own superiority. So you see that for Aristotle, parrhesia is either a moral-ethical quality, or pertains to free speech as addressed to a monarch. Increasingly, these personal. and moral features of parrhesia become more pronounced. info 33 / 66 The Practices of Parrhesia In this session and next week--in the last seminar meeting--I would like to analyze philosophical parrhesia from the standpoint of its practices.
And the magistrates were very happy about this gesture because they thought it was, at last, a good occasion to punish him, to exclude him, to get rid of him. But he explained that he placed a crown upon his head because he had won a much more difficult victory against poverty, exile, desire, and his own vices than athletes who were victorious in wrestling, running, and hurling a discus. And later on during the games, he saw two horses fighting and kicking each other until one of them ran off. So Diogenes went up and put a crown on the head of the horse who stood its ground .
Bazentin Ridge: Somme by Edward II Hancock