NEW YEAR: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD.

As we move from one year to another I wish all followers and occasional readers a happy New Year, secure from the worst that might assail us. I wish to thank you also for your support, as readers from around the world from a variety of cultures. I am delighted you have found in thisContinue reading “NEW YEAR: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD.”

IMAGINING AN UP-TO-DATE PLATO’S CAVE.

I made the claim a few week’s ago that Plato’s cave, along with the Tower of Babel, are two ancient stories that help to tell us where we are in the modern world. (I also included Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” but it is hardly ancient.) What is the state of modern knowledge?Continue reading “IMAGINING AN UP-TO-DATE PLATO’S CAVE.”

OLD STORIES THAT TELL US WHERE WE ARE NOW

Myths are not factual but they incorporate profound truths. The Biblical myth of the Tower of Babel speaks of the usurpation by Man of the place of God, claiming power which he is unable to maintain, leading to disintegration. Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, devised what might be called a myth-the myth of the cave-though,Continue reading “OLD STORIES THAT TELL US WHERE WE ARE NOW”