These are two audio files of me speaking out an idea I had regarding Eric Havelock’s interpretation of Plato’s Republic. In it, he proposes that Plato creates thought with the help of the alphabet. In the first, I summarize this. Then I apply this analysis to Dr. Frank Moretti’s question regarding the new digital consciousness.
Mimesis v. Phronesis (part 1)
The New Dynamus (part 2)
(Footnote: I’m aware that some of the things in the second recording are far flung. They’re probably also counter-factual, anachronistic, anathema, and just straight up wrong. But it’s what I was thinking at the time.)