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Notes: Plato's Allegory of the Cave

In my feedback for A4  was asked to look at Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and watch The Matrix and compare.

The Allegory is a short section in Plato’s republic, which we are told is perhaps one of his most famous fables (Kleiner, 2014). 1,726 more words


Ancient Greek Toys free e-book!

Ancient Greek Toys free e-book!

Learn more about the ancient greek toys and view their original images in the museums where they are exhibited. Click on the image to free download the English version of e-book “Ancient Greek Toys” 224 more words


NYT: I am a dangerous professor

by George Yancy

Nov. 30, 2016

Those familiar with George Orwell’s “1984” will recall that “Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought.” I recently felt the weight of this Orwellian ethos when many of my students sent emails to inform me, and perhaps warn me, that my name appears on the Professor Watchlist, a new website created by a conservative youth group known as Turning Point USA. 1,199 more words


Round The Bend- A Dance Film

What can we know about the beauty of the world, if we spend all of our time inside our allegory of the cave….

Quotes & Commentary #28: Friedrich Nietzsche

I would believe only in a god who could dance.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra.

This is one of Nietzsche’s most famous quotes. Like a catchy tune, it sticks effortlessly in the memory after one hearing.

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Some thoughts on Millennials...will they change the world for the better?

I still recall with great clarity my first encounter with planetary cycles, in 1983. In the early days of a developing obsession with astrology, still grappling to acquire reasonable fluency with natal patterns, my focus – of necessity – was still limited to unlocking the complex symbolism of natal horoscopes. 916 more words


Plato and the backbone of Western Civilization

William Durant ( 1885 – 1981) was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. He made an important contribution to popularize philosophy, and therefore an important contribution to the world culture and freedom with “The Story of Philosophy” (1926). 3,030 more words