Monday, November 9, 2009

Orson does Plato

While idly cruising YouTube this afternoon, I discovered that there are scads of videos that present Plato's Cave accompanied by diverse visuals. Who knew? Apparently, we have The Matrix to thank for this. (Go here for a clip with discussion of the parallels.)

Some of the Cave videos are classier than the one below, but who can resist its awesome pairing of Orson Welles' voice with cheap animation? Not me.

You can read the text of Book VII of The Republic here.

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stella p said...