Philosophy Video Lecture Notes

Philosophy Video Lecture Notes - Video Lecture Platos...

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Video Lecture Plato’s Accomplishments - founded first school - wrote Socratic dialogues - powerful thinker - persuasive - systematic in thought Allegory of the Cave - teaching and learning analogy - comes from the republic - inspires many people, from students to parents to leaders Prison Conditions… - note: hypothetical - dark - tied - facing wall - whole life watching shadows Travelers - unbeknownst to prisoners - travel on underground road between two trade towns - carry objects on their heads - fire projects images for prisoners to see and believe in Importance for Plato - travelers are not significant to analogy - Prisoners learn and think they know the world, they know their—is this going to be a rebuttal for Xenophanes? The One—Early Escape - one prisoner escapes - we follow his journey - Initially, he turns to see the fire—what happens? The one wants to go back - disbelief and disorientation - Cannot recognize what he is seeing. Thinks it is a ghost world or something similar, a shadow world—exactly backwards to his actual reality
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course PHIL 1313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Oklahoma State.

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