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Plato - What is Reality?

In the seventh book of the Republic Plato confronts us with the possibility that what we take to be the whole of reality is but a small part.


In the seventh book of the Republic Plato confronts us with the possibility that what we take to be the whole of reality is but a small part, and perhaps the least substantial part. He presents this startling challenge in the form of a story concerning prisoners trapped in a cave and only able to perceive shadows and echoes in the deepest part of the cavern: one prisoner, however, finds his way out into the bright world above. This story has intrigued thinkers ever since it was first written – it is the premise of The Matrix, of course – and its subtlety and depth continually present new concepts to its readers. Reading: Rep. 514a - 520d.


Speaker(s):

Professor Tim Addey | talks | www
Mr Guy Wyndham-Jones | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

14 March 2014 at 7:00 am

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN
02073590059
http://www.newacropolisuk.org

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