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Looking At Shadows From A Cave

Plato, in discussing the impact of education (or a lack of it) on a society used the idea of prisoners in a cave¬†Plato’s Allegory of the Cave… 1,920 more words

76. Charmides by Plato (c. 399-387 BC)

Socrates has returned to Athens from a battle at Potidaea and is introduced to the most handsome youth in the City who has all the other young men madly in love with him. 505 more words

4th Century BC


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.
-Plato, Symposium 


The Lego Movie: The Master Builders and Freemasonry

Every once in a while a movie comes along that is so rich in symbolism and allegory that its message can be applied almost universally. In 2014, Warner Bros. 1,218 more words


Rome Falls

I am making good on my promise to resume the Great Books Project posts. True, I’m doing it about one year later than I had intended, but better late than never. 1,024 more words


On Plato's Phaedo

The excerpts from the aforementioned text revolved around the concepts of the following: the soul, the human knowledge, and the reality. To be more specific, Plato conferred on the existence and consistent existence of the soul; on the presupposed continuous cycle of the soul; on the methods on the acquisition of knowledge (including a priori and a posteriori means); and on the scope and categories of the reality. 452 more words

Parts of My Soul (At least according to Plato)

The tripartite division of the human psyche (the rational or reflective, the spirited, and the appetitive elements) reflects a similar stratification in the state (the rulers who will govern the state, the auxiliaries who will defend it, and the producers who will provide the material goods). 1,450 more words

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