In this post I'll show you how 'Flowers for Algernon' is structured according to Plato's cave allegory and the divided line in the Republic.
Nearly Lost Interview with Rebecca Goldstein
I thank you for the lovely and thoughtful review of Plato at the Googleplex. I'm under a lot of time pressure right now, but I couldn't avoid answering your thoughtful questions. Please forgive the inadequacy of the too-brief answers. —Sincerely, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Plato’s Divided Line and Cave Allegory
After all this time blogging, I can't believe I haven't written about Plato's divided line analogy, the cave allegory's sophisticated cousin. It's deep, it's mystifying, it's what makes The Republic The Republic. I don't plan to explain the divided line in a scholarly fashion—there's plenty of that kind of thing around. In other words, I'm … Continue reading Plato’s Divided Line and Cave Allegory
Movie Trailer for a Novel?
I didn't intend to make a film about, or for, or promoting, my novel, A Footnote to Plato, which has yet to be published. My original plan was simply to clean up some raw vacation footage from my trip to Greece in 2014, but when I came across the photos I used for descriptions in … Continue reading Movie Trailer for a Novel?
The Challenges in Writing a Philosophical Novel
A while back I did some Googling to find out whether someone out there had written a book similar to mine, and in my research I came across Charles Johnson's novel, Faith and The Good Thing. Too good to be true. He too makes use of the most powerful centerpieces in Plato's works: The Allegory of the … Continue reading The Challenges in Writing a Philosophical Novel