Deleuze, Philosophy, Plato

Overthrowing Platonism: a fundamental lack of Ideas (1)

If there’s one thing Platonism does not ‘have’, it must be astonishment. Astonishment, that is, speed, the beauty of uncertainty, decay; existence. Given the two creeds of Plato – the totality of the world is mere reflection/imitation, and philosophy’s task is to turn away from these multiplicities, images, concrete things towards the permanent, fixed realm of semi-divine knowledge – it comes as no surprise that the Statesman is (s)he who has knowledge of the unchangeable and is able to regulate society by the grace of having insight in the permanent character of the values that ground (Greek) society…. Continue reading