87. Plato’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Arts, Part II

Plato sowed the seeds of Western art theory. His brief discussions on the topic, spread throughout his dialogues, give us a glimpse into his ideas. On one hand, these ideas can seem incomplete, fragmented, or even confusing. On the other hand, they can be strikingly profound and thought provoking. Regardless, one thing that Plato’s art […]

86. Plato’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Arts, Part I

I’d like to thank you for your patience. I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been concentrating on my Master’s program in Sacred Arts at Pontifex University. I am now over the halfway point. Additionally, I’m working on a book for my program about how ancient cultures and philosophers recognized the mathematics of beauty […]

59. Plato in Egypt – The Greatest Philosopher 3

This is part three of a fictional dialogue discussing the life of Plato. In the previous post, Plato fled Athens after the execution of his friend and teacher Socrates (I suggest also reading the first part of the story, if you haven’t already). After traveling for almost two decades, Plato spent his most significant time […]

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