In last week's discussion, we looked at why the method and composition of Plato's dialogue, The Republic, infuriates apologists of the empire (such as George Soros), provoking them to accuse Plato of totalitarianism. More than anything, they fear the power of the human mind to discover universal principles, rather than to merely have an opinion which can be controlled.

Tonight, we will explore some of the paradoxes and metaphors in Plato's dialogues, which demonstrate the method by which we can knowably act on the universe. 

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