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So this post is to address some of the limitations we face as humans in our pursuit of “The Truth”! So often we find that people wish to live as Plato’s prisoners: within a lie that their senses provide them. To live with the deception that our senses convince us as truth. I am reminded […]


Welcome! Thank you for being a part of this community. So far we have read for class: Parker J. Palmer’s Community of Truth, Adrienne Rich’s Claiming an Education, Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, and Plato’s (Allegory of) The Cave. The ideas we are initially wrestling with are those of education, truth and classic structure of […]


Verisimilitude? Verisimilitude!! “Art is the lie that tells the truth.” Pablo Picasso “We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” […]


I found of one of our classmate’s comments that didn’t post in the site’s spam basket– (as an aside, I would like to remind you that I am relatively new to this blogging technology, and because of that I need you to email me when you are having problems. I might be able to help […]


Hate: Verb 1. (transitive) To dislike intensely; to feel strong hostility towards. Synonyms * abhor * despise * detest * loathe Antonyms * love Noun 2. A.) hatred B.) an object of hatred” (from wikidictionary.org) The above definition doesn’t do hate justice. What is impressive about hate is that as a verb it is transitive– […]


http://xkcd.com/c32.html “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce “No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.” Edward Hopper “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” Jean- Jacques Rousseau “I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that […]


What has been tickling me is the figure/ ground illusion that was in chapter seven in The Thompson Handbook (the above is a similar one) and Plato’s discussion about trusting our senses in the Allegory of the Cave. What do you see in the following pictures? *** Perhaps you see the cartoon man with a […]