My name is Sherwood “Woody” Belangia and I teach philosophy at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA. This blog is primarily an attempt to develop ideas publicly about my “Defective Reading” of Plato’s Republic in anticipation of a book on this theme. My thoughts on Plato have been gestating a long time, almost thirty years, so I suppose it is long past time to attempt to try to give birth to something.

Feel free to comment even on old posts if they grab you. I will happily reopen the conversation dor you. I try to respond to every comment I get.

Also, you can follow me on Twitter at @Sbelangia.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. I really like your “defective reading” approach, and was pleased to see you liked my attempt to revive “the reading order” approach. Hope we can correspond! You now have my email.

  2. Hi Woody –
    You’re so right about genius: I was gobsmacked when I came across your site and your piece “What is Mimetic Theory?” It explains ideas I have long felt but for which I lacked context to explain them. Thank you so much that! I write about the relationship of people to their homes and communities at Habicurious.com and wondered if I might reproduce this on my site, adding my comments and, of course, the correct attribution? I normally research and write from scratch, but I couldn’t hope to improve on the job you’ve done summarizing Gerard’s work. And now to order more books…Thank you for your consideration.

    Kindest, Andrea

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