Tag: plato

  • Masks are Metaphors

    Grandfather would prowl through the living room as though seeking a place of rest and not finding it, would stare fixedly without speaking, and would then descend the basement steps to the rocking chair which sat beside the furnace. — Margaret Laurence, “Mask of the Bear”(139) … not selfishly–or not always selfishly, we are in […]

  • English 20 go into the dark to see the light

    We’ve been asking questions about the world. Some have read Plato’s Cave Allegory. Our discussions have tried to be more philosophical. Kierkegaard’s leap into faith and nihilism a bit. We seem to return always to our four postulates: Something can come from nothing, God exists, Humans have immortal soul, Humans have free will. We have […]

  • English 20 Final Exam 08

    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato (427 BC-347 BC) We must constantly make decisions in daily life. Some decisions are simple choices (e.g., Coke or Pepsi) while others affect people’s entire lives. Furthermore, every decision […]

  • Exptrapolation

    The life which is unexamined is not worth living. – Plato Write a story in which a protagonist undergoes a transformation in the search for self. Have your character encounter basic questions about his/her identity. Consider using the following images:

  • An Exodus Within(RS 25)

    Sophie was introduced to Aristotle. Ideas no longer belong to a realm of their own, but somehow the idea is within the thing. Aristotle could explain this by talking of sculptures and stone. Review what was said earlier about Plato and art. Discuss Aristotle’s take on the place of ideas and art. Search for a […]

  • Plato’s Mimetic Theory of Art(RS 25)

    Have a look at this powerpoint file here. Wikipedia additional terms needed to answer the following: Given that what we experience of reality is merely a simulation in our minds, then all art is a simulation of a simulation. Is art useless? In our engineered age, an age of HDTV, megapixels images, colour laser printers, […]

  • Plato’s Cave Allegory

    from Republic, BOOK VII And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: Behold! human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs […]