Thursday, 28 June 2007

Chapter 10 - Re-spawn 3

“Socrates' response is to develop his theory of anamnesis. He suggests that the soul is immortal, being repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the soul from eternity (86b), but each time the soul is incarnated its knowledge is forgotten in the shock of birth. What we think of as learning, then is actually the bringing back of what we'd forgotten. (Once it has been brought back it is true belief, to be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.) And thus Socrates (and Plato) sees himself, not as a teacher, but as a midwife, aiding with the birth of knowledge that was already there in the student.”

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“What the hell was that all about?. You have some strange fantasies mate, I mean Osama Bin Laden, please, what a joke, everyone knows he was a creation of the Americans, they trained him and set him up to do his thing. So the yanks would have an excuse to invade the middle east and secure their oil supplies, terrorism, that was all just a sham, to fool the people, there never were any terrorists, the government did it, no one is ever going to buy this plot mate, I suggest that you start again. So you wanna restart the hospital section again?, you know we will have to do a memory induction again.."

“Yeah cool lets do that.."

“OK Bon voyage!”

“Sleep well Dave, sweet dreams……” Ignatius flicked the switch and Dave was whisked away to a new world, just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.

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