Sunday, September 19, 2010

(AP) Plato's Aesthetics

More on Plato and the arts:


  1. A very nice review, characteristic of Larry Blum in its thoroughness and gentle but telling criticism. It says eloquently some of the things I have long thought about care ethics.

  2. Hm. The above comment was meant for the previous post. Don't know how that happened. Regarding this one, the (unnamed) author seems a bit unidimensional in her reading of Plato, but the suggestion in the penultimate paragraph about the applicability of the Republic's critique of art applied to mass media is suggestive. For a fuller account of the basis of Plato's war on the poets in his own time, see Eric Havelock's Preface to Plato.