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Philosophy
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PHIL 1070
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svetelj
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Book X Come back to poetry Question what shall we do with out poets Main principle of education was by imitating poetry Levels of Imitation st Who ever has the best idea of an object = GODS (1  level of imitation) Continuously looking up at GODS and try to imitate original idea of object = WE (2  level of  imitation) rd Make a picture of a computer = POETS (3  level of imitation) Old school was imitating poetry but Socrates says not good because it is the furthest from truth (pg 265­266) talk about imitation (pg 267) three levels of imitation (pg 268b) what does painting do in each case…all imitations are very far from truth, imitation of  imitation st 1  conclusion to get rid of our poets At least 3 reasons why we should ban our poets 1) (pg 272) “therefore an imitator has neither knowledge…it seems then that an imitator” when they  teach they show us appearances, they claim they have good knowledge about what justice is but in  reality they do not ­> they are confusing us instead of helping us (pg 274) then imitation inferior 2) tell what happened in souls of heroes and others, talk about inferior part of soul, when they  experienced fear and anxiety ­> based on that certain actions follow do not talk about rational part, talk about spirited or appetitive part don’t deal with best part of s
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