As a student of the public schools and public universities, I was taught about the history of science in the light of the notion that there has always been warfare between science and Christianity. The warfare myth is very popular and very powerful.
Also, agree about the giant: Ozymandias I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert.
Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. Plato just borrowed it in an attempt to make The Republic more palatable to teenage readers. Beginning in chapter 8 of book 1Herodotus tells a tale of Gyges killing the king, winning the queen, and taking the throne, his crimes according to the Republic.
Clearly Gyges, in Herodotus, is sneaky in a couple ways: At least I eventually managed to close it. Crooked Timber gets results!
Alternatively, I could just bother to learn to correct Wikipedia myself. But was embarrassed to say so in the post. Well then, his estate needs a good intellectual property lawyer, so they can get a hold of some of that LOTR cash.
Now, Tolkien presumably got the idea from Germanic legend, whether via Wagner or not.
Did Plato get it from pre-proto-Germans as well? This situation is curiously similar to that other myth stream that flows into the Republic, the metallic ages thing. But now the ages are parts of the composite statue, representing the succession of empires which persecuted the Jews, and which the Maccabees of the time Daniel was writtennotionally destroy at the end of the dream.
The author of Daniel attributes the myth to those damned imperialistic Greeks.
The metallic ages myth is like some tennis ball that Hellenes and Semitic types keep volleying back at each other. Maybe the Germans and Hellenes are at the same game. You people came up with the idea! As to the details, Plato might have had some constraints created by the source myth, if there was one, Germanic or not.
You mention the more famous Cave as a parallel, but the closer parallel is the descent that Er goes on at the end of the Republic, into the Underworld to witness the choice of souls.PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE TRAGIC SENSE OF LIFE.
Richard L. Rubens, Ph.D. And as regards its truth, the real truth, that which is independent of ourselves, beyond reach of our logic and of hearts-- of this truth who knows aught?".
Plato's Cave Seeking Truth in a World of Propaganda. but this time the Saudis may have actually had assistance from Twitter in uncovering the identity behind a controversial account which led to the detention of the journalist. Conspiracy Theories (31) Constitution (2) Corporate Malfeasance (2) Corporations (1) Corruption (7) Cover Up.
Ever the scientist, Aristotle saw the obvious leap of faith in Plato’s theories, in which a duality – or inherent double-nature – is accepted on Plato’s word alone.
Aristotle asserts that the physical and the rational are not two parts of men but two dimensions of men. In this book, many theories, possibilities, predictions, and prophecies are discussed for the purpose of uncovering the more According to the ancient Mayan prophecies, a major event is going to affect the entire world on December 21, Is there additionally a sense that delving into ‘secrets under the earth’ is something atheistic, in a natural philosophy sort of way?
of course, Philosophy, the ability to invent and juggle theories so as to make the weaker argument the stronger, etc., thus blinding simple honest folk . Ken Wheeler aka Theoria Apophasis speaks about Buddhism, old Greeks, science, magnetism, field theory, Light, nature, dielectricity, metaphysics, Tesla, Plato etc.