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Charles Barbour

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474424998

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424998.001.0001

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Introduction: Cavernosis Anfractibus

Introduction: Cavernosis Anfractibus

(p.1) Introduction: Cavernosis Anfractibus
Derrida's Secret

Charles Barbour

Edinburgh University Press

Some time before we arrive at the famous Allegory of the Cave, a passage to which The Republic is perhaps too often reduced, Plato tells the story of another cave – one in which the main character goes down into the earth, rather than emerging from it, and becomes, not transparent and visible, or awash in the penetrating light of the sun, but invisible, concealed, or hidden from the realm of phenomena and appearance. The story in question is sometimes called the Myth of Gyges, or the story of the Ring of Gyges, and it is recounted by Glaucon in Book Two. And while it is obviously well known, or at least familiar to anyone interested in philosophy and ideas, it rarely receives the attention I think it merits or deserves....

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