Exiting The Cave - Philosophy
We're being robbed of our capacity for expression in more ways than just overt censorship. In the name of "liberation" from an ostensible "oppression" we are stripped of access to our cultural heritage, and denied the opportunity to learn the rules and principles that governed the creation of new art in previous generations. This is dangerous, and we ought to reject this.
The role of the private sphere of life has been drastically eroded and diminished over the last twenty-five years, by the exploitation of network technology in the form of social media... What's more, if it's public, the automatic assumption is that it is fodder for not just commercial, but *political* action. Where does this leave the status of the sphere of the private? When the only barrier left between public and private, is mere ignorance of your presence in this new ubiquitous public sphere, can it really be said that there is a private sphere anymore?
The more I study philosophy, the more I am convinced that a reconciliation of our divided hearts is only possible through some kind of religious awakening. The model of God humbling himself on the cross is not only a lesson that Brenton Tarrant needed. It was a lesson we all needed, and still need.
The following is a dialogue between myself and Artur Schopenhauer, in which I basically try to interrogate the text as if I were talking directly to Schopenhauer, in an interview or discussion. All of Dr. Schopenhauer’s responses below come from the text of his essay, either as direct quotes or as slight rephrasing, in order to fit them into the flow of a conversation. It should be noted that I have not read World As Will And Representation (written before this essay), and that I have only a cursory knowledge of Schopenhauer’s biography. So, it is likely that additional context might have made this more insightful. In any case, this is meant only to offer an engaging way to consider the basic ideas contained within this essay, not as a serious critique of Schopenhauer, as such. I hope you enjoy it…
This is the first official episode of the Exiting The Cave (ETC) Podcast. What better way to kick things off, than with an explication of Plato's Allegory of the Cave? Transcript for this episode: https://exitingthecave.com/exiting-the-cave-the-podcast-edition/ Podcast can be found here: https://anchor.fm/exitingthecave/episodes/The-Allegory-of-the-Cave---What-it-is--and-what-it-means-e3988o
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Last of all he will be able to see the sun, and not mere reflections of him in the water, but he will see him in his own proper place; and he will contemplate him as he is.