Phaedrus says, "All this is just an analogy."
Silence. And then confusion appears on the Chairman's face. "What?" he says. The spell of his performance is broken.
"This entire description of the chariot and the horses in just an analogy."
"What?" he says again, then loudly, "It is the truth! Socrates has sworn to the gods that it is the truth!"
Phaedrus replies, "Socrates himself says it is an analogy."
"If you will read the dialog you will find that Socrates specifically states it is the Truth!"
"Yes, but prior to that . . . in, I believe, two paragraphs . . . he has stated that it is an analogy."
The text is on the table to consult but the Chairman has enough sense not to consult it. If he does and Phaedrus is right, his classroom face is completely demolished. He has told the class no one has read the book thoroughly.
Rhetoric, 1; Dialectic, 0.
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