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Lecture

Lecture on Plato


Department
English
Course Code
ENG100H1
Professor
Scott Marentette

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Plato Republic
Book I I
1.Education (character)
a.Censorship
b.Free speech vs. hate speech !!!!!! ESSAY TOPIC !!!!!
2.Redemption and Literature
a.Poetry is lies
b. Is there a positive effect from literature?
c.Using the written word to represent a distorted image of Gods and heroes
3.Allegory
a.Underlying message
b.Some young and old people cant discriminate between truth and allegory
c. Ideas become in-eradicated and permanent in the young
4.Poison or Remedy
a.Symptom or illness
b.Appearance or truth
5.Vision/Perception
a.The Gods dont lie
i.We misinterpret the Gods message
ii. Its our fault
b.Correlation between sight and thought
6.Misinterpretation
Book I II
1.Ban on Poetry
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a.Represents Desire, which is bad
b.Platos Truth is more logical
c.Truth in logic is an error in Western thinking
2.Usefulness
3.Equanimity/Self-Possession
4.Lying: Poison or Remedy
5.Word and Deed
6.Dispossession
7.Nature vs. Nurture
a.Reason is something you can nurture
b.Education as cultivation
Book VII
1.Allegory of the Cave
a.Shadows are the only recognizable reality
b.A lesser form of truth
2.Pain of enlightenment
3.Degrees of Visibility
a.Seeing shadows
b.Reflections
c.Actual things
d.Forms
4.The Realm of Knowledge
a.Where the Gods inhabit or have access to
b. Is it even possible to access reality?
c.Philosopher lover of truth
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