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Why Banish the Poets Then?

Plato's harmonic endorsement of music, musicians and the metaphysics of mathematics is in part due to it's applied geometric imagining. Copycats or imposters of his perfected ideal are not welcome.

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Why Banish the Poets Then?

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

- Plato (Philosopher)

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Bitter Sweet Symposium Without the Poets - Another planksip® Möbius

Bitter Sweet Symposium Without the Poets - Another planksip® Möbius

Plato's harmonic endorsement of music, musicians and the metaphysics of mathematics is in part due to it's applied geometric imagining. Copycats or imposters of his perfected ideal are not welcome. Poets, I maintain tease out the new and novel buried within our language and intuitions and should be treated as social legislators, not banished imposters.


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Published 4 months ago