Platonic Degradation — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE


Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others (Chp. 5): Indeed, the very first acknowledgment (as far as I am aware) of the attraction of mutilated bodies occurs in a founding description of mental conflict. It is a passage in The Republic, Book IV, where Plato’s Socrates describes how our reason may be overwhelmed by an…

Platonic Degradation — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

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