H2so4: Socrates, I wonder whether or not you would answer a few questions for us.
Socrates: Why, my dear youth, I have no objection to joining with you in inquiry.
H: Well then, can you tell us, Socrates, what is a relationship?
S: Your question is obscure. May I ask you, are we to think of a relationship as a harmony?
H: To be sure.
S: And does not the nature of every harmony depend upon the manner in which its elements are harmonized?
H: I’m afraid I don’t understand you.
S: I mean to say that a harmony admits of degrees, and is more of a harmony, and more completely a harmony, when more truly and fully harmonized, to any extent which is possible; and less of a harmony, and less completely a harmony, when less truly and fully harmonized.
H: Most assuredly. Do continue, Socrates…
Read the rest here, or some other Dear Philosopher letters here.
In each issue of h2so4, a thinker of our Western tradition tackles your workaday concerns. Over the past years, two very important questions have kept many of our philosophers busy: Why do women wear white pumps? and How can I tell when I’m on a date? But of course they have other, less pressing concerns to deal with as well.
A humorous set of letters to philosophers, written in a parodied style of the philosopher themselves (in case that wasn’t clear from the example).