I’ve written this up a few times and it only seems to get more and more confusing so I’m ditching formality. I can’t seem to wrap my head around Plato’s idea of morality or perception (which are so heavily reliant on each other). Okay, so to start off, we need to consider Thrasymachus, the only […]
It is without any doubt that Plato has thought deeply about his theories on the formations of personal constitutions, social structures, and political landscapes. While some of these theories seem to have genuine investment, others are contradicted in his practices. According to Plato, we cannot fully understand the true forms at the level he does. […]
Hey everybody, I seem to be one of the last people to introduce myself but nevertheless, here it is! My name is Christel Song and I’ve lived in the U.S. and Canada. I finished middle school and high school in Texas so I’ve been away for quite sometime. I’m really excited to be in Arts […]
Plato Republic So I have finally finished the Republic (astoundingly) and I can honestly say that this was one of the most challenging pieces of text that I have ever encountered throughout my academic years. I an currently enrolled in a compelling philosophy class, and I was very excited about getting the opportunity to read […]
Earlier on in Plato’s “Republic”, Socrates and Adeimantus set out to determine the kind of education that the guardians of Kallipolis should receive. While doing this, Socrates gives his opinion on what he thinks should and should not be conveyed in the work of artists. In order to complete his consideration of art, Socrates decides … Continue reading Republic: The Imitator’s Imitation?
So, most of you guys probably don’t know this yet, but one thing about me is that I am a huge Disney fan. I grew up saturated on Disney princess movies and the wonderful world of Pixar, and as such, believing in grand narratives of life, love, and adventure. One might say I started getting […]
When presented with this story, I was very skeptical about how much meaning I could get out of it. Oedipus kills his father, and has intercourse with his mother. We all know the story. But as we started discussing it (especially during the lecture) I was able to extract enormous amounts of information from my […]
The first text of the year was, I admit, not one I was particularly enthusiastic about. As I read through the text, Oedipus’ unfolding tragedy (which I had learned about several times in the past) seemed to me as a foretold train wreck: a man who, curse upon curse, sealed his own destiny. However, looking at […]