Monday, 6 October 2014

The Platonic Heaven

Plato believed that heaven must contain the ideal versions — the Platonic Forms — of everything on Earth. He ran into problems when someone asked about such things as mud and hair (It seems he found hair repulsive, indeed rebarbative) and he didn’t mention second-hand bookshops, perhaps because the codex — the form of book we are used to — had not yet been invented. However, if there is a second-hand bookshop in heaven (and if there isn’t I’m not going; not that I’m likely to be invited) it must surely be something like Leakey’s in Inverness, a postcard of which I have just received:


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