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    Platos Analogy of the Cave

    For those of you that understand any philosophy.
    Ive just started learning about this and i find it the most incredible thought process ever.

    Just been reading about the theory of forms as well.
    It is the most brilliant subject ive ever taken.
    Anybody recommend any good reading on the subject
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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTom View Post
    For those of you that understand any philosophy.
    Ive just started learning about this and i find it the most incredible thought process ever.

    Just been reading about the theory of forms as well.
    It is the most brilliant subject ive ever taken.
    Anybody recommend any good reading on the subjectn
    The theory of opposites? I like it

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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

    Quote Originally Posted by FellMonster View Post
    The theory of opposites? I like it
    Sorry i just realised they were separate.

    Its stuff like if a wall is to keep nthings from entering, a door is to let things in isnt it.
    Everything has an opposite.
    Last edited by TurboTom; 12-09-2009 at 08:48 PM.
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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTom View Post
    Sorry i just realised they were separate.

    Its stuff like if a wall is to keep nthings from entering, a door is to let things in isnt it.
    Everything has an opposite.
    Those "n's" again

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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

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    Those "n's" again
    bloody ns.
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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

    I have a video explaining the cave theory. It only takes 10 minutes and is very interesting

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2afuTvUzBQ
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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

    As an introduction to some of the main theories developed over the years, Sophies World by Jostein Gaarder is a great read. A novel about a girl corresponding with a mystery man who begins to trace the development of philosophical thought (there is a reason for this).

    Worth a look. I've just recommended to my step-daughter who's also jusr started her A-level philosophy.
    "The best shield is to accept the pain, then what can really destroy me?"

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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

    Just noticed this thread's up twice. Looks like this one's the proper one, but posted the following on t'other:

    Quote Originally Posted by Me
    As an introduction to some of the main theories developed over the years, Sophies World by Jostein Gaarder is a great read. A novel about a girl corresponding with a mystery man who begins to trace the development of philosophical thought (there is a reason for this).

    Worth a look. I've just recommended to my step-daughter who's also jusr started her A-level philosophy.
    "The best shield is to accept the pain, then what can really destroy me?"

    http://garyufm.blogspot.co.uk

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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

    I read philosophical logic as part of my original degree.

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    Re: Platos Analogy of the Cave

    Quite liked 'Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance'.

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