Did Socrates know how to see your middle eye?

The Reasoner 15 (4):30-31 (2021)
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We describe in our own words a visual phenomenon first described by Gallagher and Tsuchiya in 2020. The key to the phenomenon (as we describe it) is to direct one’s left eye at the image of one's left eye, while simultaneously directing one's right eye at the image of one's right eye. We suggest that one would naturally arrive at this phenomenon if one took a sufficiently literal reading of certain words of Socrates preserved in Plato's Alcibiades. We speculate that perhaps Socrates was aware of the visual phenomenon in question.

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Samuel Allen Alexander
Ohio State University (PhD)


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