The Republic: Book One

(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

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Allegory of the Cave, Part II

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