Humaniform V2 "Tetsuo" Black
Version 2 of our Humaniform Tee features an updated front chest design, with graphic illustrations of The Allegory of the Cave & The Divided Line...
Version 2 of our Humaniform Tee features an updated front chest design, with graphic illustrations of The Allegory of the Cave & The Divided Line by Plato.
Plato's Allegory of the Cave and the Divided Line are two interconnected philosophical concepts presented in his work "The Republic." These allegories are part of a larger discussion on the nature of reality, knowledge, and the philosopher's role in society.
Interconnected in their exploration of the journey from ignorance to enlightenment, the cave represents the world of appearances and illusions (the visible world in the Divided Line), while the journey outside the cave mirrors the ascent from the visible to the intelligible world.
Together, these allegories emphasize the importance of philosophical education and the pursuit of knowledge, leading from the deceptive world of appearances to the realm of eternal and unchanging truths. The philosopher, in Plato's view, plays a crucial role in society by understanding and guiding others toward a higher understanding of reality.
The Black iteration features an extra large back print of Tetsuo from Akira, bordered by texts from A Hero Of Our Time by Russian Writer and Poet Mikhail Lermontov. "...a portrait composed of the vices of our entire generation in full flower...", the psychologically probing portrait of a disillusioned 19th-century aristocrat parallels that of Tetsuo in Akira - both characters grapple with the consequences of their pursuit of power.
Pechorin's manipulation of people and events displays a desire for power and control, while Tetsuo's acquisition of psychic abilities in "Akira" leads to destructive consequences. Both works can be seen as critiques of society - Lermontov's novel is a critique of the moral and social values of his time, and "Akira" offers a dystopian vision of a future society grappling with the consequences of experimentation and abuse of power.
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