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And Hide in the Shadows

The light is a heavy burden to bear when your character of virtue is surrounded by darkness. Sustainable for sure, but the economies of ideal ideas need no idols. Have you heard the analogy of the cave? Better yet, have you seen the light?

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And Hide in the Shadows

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

- Plato (c. 424 BC to c. 348 BC)

False Idols and Fictional Fictions - A Platonism Courtesy of planksip

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And Hide in the Shadows

Inspired by Plato (c. 424 BC to c. 348 BC)'s quote, "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light". The titled responsion is...

Plato - planksip
Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens. He is widely considered the pivotal figure in the development of Western philosophy.
What does Plato have in common with other intellectual giants of the past? Find out on planksip.

The light is a heavy burden to bear when your character of virtue is surrounded by darkness. Sustainable for sure, but the economies of ideal ideas need no idols. Have you heard the analogy of the cave? Better yet, have you seen the light?

False-False Dichotomies

Inspired by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)'s quote, "We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another". The titled responsion is...

Jonathan Swift - planksip
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.
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We have just enough religion in this country to make us hate, and not enough to love. That is a recipe for trouble.

Fictionalized Philosophy Will Be The Adaptation Away from Religion

Inspired by David Hume (1711-1776)'s quote, "Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous". The titled responsion is...

David Hume - planksip
David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism.
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Mixing philosophy with religion is a special forme of ridiculing danger, laughing in the face of reality in spite of everyone who knows. Face your fears and realize there is more than one I in the pattern recognition that conveys emotion and intentionality, false idols are less than ideal so what's your excuse?

A Well Sprung Presupposition

Inspired by Henry James (1843-1916)'s quote, "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." The titled responsion is "A Well Sprung Presupposition ". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?

Henry James - planksip
Henry James is regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.
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I want to negate the necessity of Christianity with this icon. Iconoclast? Perhaps, but this is more than the refutation. This is an apology. The compatibility story starts, and ends for that matter, with the Greeks. How do you perfect a perfectible idea? Abstraction is the super power that determines our being. Ontological in forme, the approach is Platonic in origin.

Free Yourself From Our Fictional Fathers

Inspired by Ezra Pound (1885-1972)'s quote, "A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him". The titled responsion is...

Ezra Pound - planksip
Ezra Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism.
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Our editorial team is looking for an elaboration or expansion on the thoughts of self-slavery. Delicately articulate the angst and solitude that we must all face in order to challenge the norms of society. Stuck for an idea or three? Norm is a fictional embodiment of the uncreative, duty-bound proprietor of his own room. Is your house in order? Jordan Peterson often preaches, "clean your room", whereas the isolated individual is author of nothing. Discuss the necessity for new narratives by, as Ezra Pound started what is now know as a modernism mantra, ‘Make It New!'.

Literal Literary Fiction

Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)'s quote, "Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale". The titled responsion is...

Gabriel García Márquez - planksip
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America.
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Can you imagine? Suspended disbelief for the ones we love is a slippery slope of forgiveness mixed with ennoblement, forget the embodiment figures. Stories are part of our condition. Measured by remembrance, this is the only thing close to everlasting life.

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