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Ada Palmer: Plato vs. Metaphysics, or How Very Hard it Is to Un-Learn Freud — Crooked Timber

It's a 10,000 word essay triggered by The Republic of Aristocles son of Ariston, and by The Just City and The Philosopher Kings of Jo Walton...