Norway Country for Once born into this life, most human beings smother the divine spark under opinion and belief rather than kindling it into the raging fire of knowledge. For the select few whose souls are naturally wellordered, philosophers help fan the flames. The philosopher finds a suitable soul and sows the seeds of knowledge using the tools of dialectic.11 Dialectic reasoning is the philosophic art that leads the best part of the soul up to the contemplation of what is best among realities.12 Dialectic turns souls around so that they may face the truth. This is the soulcraft of Platonic philosophy. Since education is the better part of politics, Platonic soulcraft is effectively a form of statecraft. Norway Country 2016.