Thursday, October 27, 2005

Ordinarily Insightful

According to Plato, Achilles and Patroclus were lovers. According to Xenophon, they were not. A careful reading of the Iliad reveals that Xenophon was correct, unless we read between the lines with a preconceived assumption. Plato the philosopher claimed to see the truth where it was hidden from the sight of ordinary men. What if the simple eyes of Xenophon were the ones that actually were able to see?

3 comments:

brainmarket said...

Perhaps because of the tendency for pundits to refer to the jury trial as a "search for truth," many of my clients are unusually eager to go to trial, confident that when the truth is revealed to the jury, a not guilty verdict will be guaranteed.

I tell these clients that, as unjust as it may seem, the truth does not matter. What matters is what will be believed.

Nature's Rebel said...

Well said.

Lupin The 3rd said...

Law in all its utter blindness.