Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat.
Here he presents his hypothesis that Plato constructed several “noble lies” in the course of his dialogues. Foremost among these was the existence of the supersensible world of ideal forms. He suggests that Plato is something of a joker, endeavoring to combine both tragedy and comedy in his dialogues. To highlight this point he refers to the popular film, The Dark Night, in which Batman is compelled, for good reasons, to lie to the people of Gotham.
Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. He is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore we have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-jason-reza-jorjani039s-next-project and contribute generously.
(Recorded on April 8, 2018)
Published on April 25, 2018