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The compulsory emancipation: The role of Necessity in Plato´s Cave (PART I. Republic VII 514a-515e)

The compulsory emancipation: The role of Necessity in Plato´s Cave (PART I. Republic VII 514a-515e)

Abstract: This paper will focus on the first part of the Allegory of the Cave (Rep. VII 514a-515e). We will suggest that, in the most elementary interpretative level, the interior of the cave can be read together with the simile of the Sun and the Divided Line (Rep. VI 504 et seq.) as a symbol of (i) the ontological structure of reality and (ii) human cognitive condition in relation to that structure. However, we will observe that, even if in…

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Sobre el suicidio (I)

Sobre el suicidio (I)

Em português aqui Porque ese cielo azul que todos vemos, no es cielo, ni es azul. ¡Lástima grande que no sea verdad tanta belleza! B. y L. L. de Argensola   Acompañar la cadena de pensamientos que se desata en la mente del suicida; comprender sus argumentos, sus motivos y asentir atónita a sus razones una a una – he aquí algo que le resulta no solo posible sino inclusive fácil y espontáneo a la inteligencia meditativa. Es que la inteligencia…

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