Prison of the Mind: Plato's Allegory of the Cave
Classical Wisdom Litterae, Issue 73, May 2022
Alfred North Whitehead (the famous philosopher and mathematician reportedly summed up the Greek thinker’s accomplishments with the remark, “All of Western philosophy is but a footnote to Plato.”
Meanwhile, Aristotle, his best student, described Plato as a man “whom it is blasphemy in the base even to praise.”
He is a man, a towering figure in the history …
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