Shared Ignorance

This blog by Sherwood “Woody” Belangia is a preparation for his book on Plato’s Republic, which will be what he calls a “defective reading” of the text. By defective he means that his study of the text is not actually about the text but about his real object of interest (and, in his opinion’s, Plato’s) which is some “third” object that the text is referring to. Not the Republic itself, but whatever Plato is trying to tell us by talking about the Republic.

Plato’s Republic

Belangia adopts what he calls questioning desire. “Desire is always defective in that it wants what it doesn’t yet have,” he writes.

This website contains a well-written glossary of key terms in mimetic theory.

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