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Plato’s view of character, music and writing were ultra-conservative.

Plato’s conservative views: 

1) Plato’s view of character and music.

According to Plato, music is able to bypass reason and penetrate into the very core of the self, causing great impact on the character: “because more than anything else rhythm and harmony find their way into the inmost soul and take strongest hold upon it”. 

Plato was fearful of music.

2) Plato’s view of writing .

“And so it is that you by reason of your tender regard for the writing that is your offspring have declared the very opposite of its true effect. If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls. They will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, but by means of external marks.” 

So Plato was also fearful of people that write stuff.

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