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Plato
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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ancient Athenian philosopher who did much to influence Western thinking; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)
  • Then someone steps up with some mad idea that's just simple enough to look sensible, simple enough that busy shoemakers can know the affairs of the world are in competent hands, they needn't concern themselves—as in Plato's Republic.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (28% in)
  • If she hadn't had to come hold Luke's hand she'd be riding up the Thruway now with Sol Ravitz, to the lecture at Buffalo U. She'd be sitting laughing and smoking and talking, telling him he hadn't the faintest idea what Plato meant by imitation, because Sol liked being attacked head-on—and because it was true, he really was all confused about Plato—and she would feel unnaturally alert, alive, both her body and her mind; would be conscious—as though she were balanced on a...
    4 — Mama (22% in)
  • ...the lecture at Buffalo U. She'd be sitting laughing and smoking and talking, telling him he hadn't the faintest idea what Plato meant by imitation, because Sol liked being attacked head-on—and because it was true, he really was all confused about Plato—and she would feel unnaturally alert, alive, both her body and her mind; would be conscious—as though she were balanced on a tightrope—of the distance between himself and her and the distance between herself and the door on her side:...
    4 — Mama (22% in)
  • He can be proud that he is, as he is frequently told, 'an efficient, modern machine'; he can be proud that he is indispensable to civilization—however little the word may in fact mean to—as Plato says—a man of silver.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (8% in)
  • Make me the mindless brute in Plato's cell, Walled from sense, bereft of the flesh's curse: Teach me the trick of granite, burning yet still, A seeming rest in a tumbling universe.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (30% in)
  • She'd been captured by a man called Plato, a business rival of Paxton's, who'd risen up out of the underworld when the girl was working there alone.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (9% in)

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