(This was written in 20 minutes, so please excuse any mistakes). One of the big themes in Book One of Plato's The Republic is justice. Socrates gets this groups started on this long one-sided argument about what is just, what is unjust, who is a just man, and who is an unjust man and so … Continue reading The Republic: Book One
Culture is an interesting thing. Basically, a group of people gets together and decides, "This is how we want to live," and bam, it's a culture. But the key part there is that it's a group of people, a community. This idea came up in the discussion I had with Anya today after our reread … Continue reading Allegory of the Cave, Part II
(Just so you know, this was written in 20 minutes, so please excuse any mistakes). On Monday, Anya and I read "Allegory of the Cave" by Plato out loud and then found various responses to it so we could see how other besides ourselves viewed it. Sometime people talked about education, or religion, or even … Continue reading Does Imagination Depend on Exposure?