Assignment 3: Brainstorming and Outline

Plato (Plátōn) 428/427 – 348/347 BC. Student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle, Plato was a Greek philosopher and founder of the ‘Academy in Athens’. Plato was a prolific intellectual who influenced Western philosophy, poltical theory, and even art till today. Aristotle, Aquinus and Kant would be on a similar level. The famous ‘Allegory of the Cave’ is part of book VII his work The Republic (around 380 BC), a book about philosopy and political theory.

Understanding the assignment question and brainstorming ideas and keywords:

 

Stefan513593 - Assignment 3 - Brainstorming and outlne

Stefan513593 – Assignment 3 – Brainstorming and outlne

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Online images:

Available on my Pinterest Board for Assignment 3, related either directly or indirectly to Plato’s allegory (images will be added as I go along till submission A3)

 

Keywords for research and reading:

  • Plato today
  • Living in the dark, shadow
  • Sight and knowledge
  • Perception and reflection
  • Mental models and beliefs
  • Knowledge and truth
  • Manipulative truth
  • Act of power and authority in knowledge
  • Naturalism, appearance, and observation

Reading (seeing) list plan for assignment 3:

  • Baudrillard, J. (1994) Simulacra and Simulation, The Body, in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism, Translated by Glaser, S. F. Chicago: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press.
  • Deleuze, G. and Krauss, R. (1983) ‘Plato and the Simulacrum’, In: October, 27   pp. 45-56.
  • Matrix  (1999) Directed by The Wachowski Brothers [DVD], Westwood, California:
  • Plato (2007) The Republic, Penguin Classics, 2nd rev., reissued with new introduction ed. Translated by Lee, D. London; New York: Penguin Books.
  • Sontag, S. (2013) ‘In Plato’s Cave’ in: Essays of the 1960s & 70s, The Library of America. Edited by Rieff, D. New York: Penguin Random House Inc.
  • other texts on Semiotics, trope, metaphor
  • other texts on Naturalism
  • other texts on mental models and beliefs

Working thesis for me now:

Reality perception a question of power

 

I will see how it evolves and where my further reading and line of reasoning will lead it towards.

Images:

References

  • Plato (2007) The Republic, Penguin Classics, 2nd rev., reissued with new introduction ed. Translated by Lee, D. London; New York: Penguin Books. pp.240-244

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