More maths. UGH (Plato)

Okay, last class was totally confusing. I mean, a table is a table but it’s a fake copy of the real thing? Like, really, I didn’t really care about this topic that much. I mean, I can see how it could be interesting. But I just think that going into all of this is way too confusing. It’s time that these mathematicians can spend on better things.

Moving onto Plato. Say that this world is fake. It’s not the most beautiful that there is. Is there anything that we can do about it? Although I thought Plato’s cave story was pretty interesting, that is only because we saw it from a distance. If I was actually one of the people in the story, would’t I just act the same? I mean, we are acting the same right? No one believes things until they really experience it by themselves. And once we experience the better side, our old lives just look so different. We look at it from a whole different perspective. It’s like knowledge. Once you find out about something, is there any going back? You can’t really ‘forget’ it easily, and this knowledge could change the way you view the whole world! Wow, I sound really cool! I guess if you don’t think about this topic as maths, then it could be very interesting.

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  • Jennifer

    I did the exact same thing :) When I’ve heard that the objects we perceive might be the shadow of the ‘ideal’ or ‘real’ object, I was tapping my table to see how it’s not real. Because we haven’t seen the ‘real’ objects yet, we cannot imagine how it’ll be like. It’s really similar to how we cannot accurately imagine 4D objects since we’re so used to our 3D world. But would this repeat even though we come to know the ‘reality’? What I mean by this is, for example, if we do realize that 3D world is the shadow of the 4D world, wouldn’t 4D world be the shadow of the 5D world? Can there ever be ‘reality’ and what is ‘reality’?

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