Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Plato's cave in clay

This post is dedicated to Laura Sizer. I co-teach classes on science & religion with her (one on the theme of Origins and one on The History and Philosophy of Science & Religion). Every time we teach, she has to explain Plato's allegory of the cave from The Republic. Well, here is a very cool claymation version of the allegory - and I think it does a great job with the visuals (and audio as well - love the camel!). If you want to know more about the meaning of the allegory, check out this excellent episode of Philosophy Bites on the subject. (tip from Open Culture)

2 comments:

Ali said...

Nicely done.

Loved the historic touch to the music. (Kajra re ... )

CogSci Librarian said...

*waves* to my favorite cognitive philosopher!