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Myths have their reasons...

23 mins | Jan 23, 2022
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Mythology is simultaneously metaphorical, affective, and conceptual. When it comes to the classical world, it is important to understand that myths are not simply popularisations of stories and are unlikely to undercut known philosophical texts. In fact, a new book argues that Plato’s myths were central to the founding of philosophical rationalism. In this review of Tae-Yeoun Keum's "Plato and the Mythic Tradition of Political Thought", Isaac Ariail Reed discusses how the subtle and careful text reflects on how the power of Plato’s myths were central to the foundations of philosophical rationalism and hold the key to the solution to the polarization of political life.
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