Plato on the Parthenon

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Philosophy

 

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Stephanie S

 

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May 21, 2012

 

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The architects compensated for these visual illusions by counteracting them in their design. The end result is a structure that is not composed of straight lines, but when viewed by the human eye, looks perfectly straight. Plato would have mentioned one of his famous dictums, "That which changes least is most real...
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Changing the nature of contemporary construction standards would lead Plato to deem the design as a "change" in architecture of the times. Several elements of the Parthenon follow nature-based models. The rectangular shape of The Parthenon was derived from the Golden Ratio of 5:8, which can be seen in some flowers and nautilus seashells...
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