I am starting a Rligious Studies AS level this year, to got alongside three A-levels (I dropped an AS to do it). I'll have course work on Plato and how he influenced Western Religions. Where should I look to?
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- 31-08-2004 16:52
- 31-08-2004 16:57
This course kicks some major arse
We didn't do any coursework (that's for A2 for us)... but good old Plato is someone we know rather well, lol.
You'll want to start looking at the allegory of the cave and the theory of the Forms and stuff. There's loads of information about it in various books aimed at AS philosophy study, and also on the internet. If you really want to go for the jugular, you could always try to read the Republic by the man himself
The comparisons between his way of thinking and modern Western religion come clear pretty simply, I found. Starting with the jolly obvious link between the sun/Form of the Good and the big man upstairs.
- 31-08-2004 16:58
Try and get hold of the book The Story of Philosophy by Bryan Magee (I found it in my local library), that has a bit on it. It's not majorly detailed, but it might help.
- 31-08-2004 16:59
Oh... and the first book we used was 'Foundation for the Study of Religion' by Libby A (something like Aluhwalia... can't remember exactly- we just called it the Libby Book!).