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A beautiful animated version of Plato's Cave allegory
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A beautiful animated version of Plato's Cave allegory



Watch on YouTube

I found the narration by Orson Welles to be wonderful, and now I have a better understanding of what Plato was trying to get across.

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RE: A beautiful animated version of Plato's Cave allegory

That's not narrarated directly is it? I remember it being a bit different... But yeah, good shit.

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RE: A beautiful animated version of Plato's Cave allegory

I've seen it before, mind blowing stuff.

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RE: A beautiful animated version of Plato's Cave allegory

Oh shit, this is completely true. This is like our society right now...everyone's a dumbass and only enlightened ones are those of us accustomed to philosophy and logic.

...I probably could've put that in a better way, but you I mean what I mean (Don't you?)

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
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Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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RE: A beautiful animated version of Plato's Cave allegory

Christians see this and think it's their responsibility to save me from going to hell.

Also, I know this isn't the point, but how would they shit??

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04-12-2012 02:31 AM
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(04-12-2012 02:31 AM)Stadium Wrote:  Also, I know this isn't the point, but how would they shit??
Hahaha.

(04-12-2012 02:13 AM)Sociopath Wrote:  Oh shit, this is completely true. This is like our society right now...everyone's a dumbass and only enlightened ones are those of us accustomed to philosophy and logic.

...I probably could've put that in a better way, but you I mean what I mean (Don't you?)
It kind of reminds me of the Matrix. Or, on another level, people who choose to see things how they really are as best they can.

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RE: A beautiful animated version of Plato's Cave allegory

I always had a tough time picturing that in my head. I understood what Plato was trying to say but the somewhat archaic way it was described always gave me a really fucked up mental image of the whole situation.
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My life summed up in one image:

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Dear Tumblrites: Despite your wrongly self-diagnosed PTSD, no line of scientific evidence suggests people can be triggered over the internet. Triggering works through the senses (i.e. smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing.) but it goes through real time; if you're not experiencing it in real life as it's ACTUALLY HAPPENING in your ACTUAL life, you CANNOT be triggered. The only exception to this is if you have a seizure, but then again, that's triggered by epilepsy (i.e. rapidly-changing flashing lights) NOT PTSD. Remembering a bad incident is NOT the same thing as having a flashback. When you remember, you think; when you flashback, you feel.

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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RE: A beautiful animated version of Plato's Cave allegory

Great post, i remember seeing this once, but this is a much better version, the narration and everything. Thanks.

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