What is “Atlantis”? Most people who have heard the name think it is just a vague notion about a mythical land that existed somewhere long ago but then sank beneath the sea. Some people may have seen speculative stories about Atlantis in movies, television programmes, magazines, or the internet. They also may have seen claims about someone’s latest discovery of the location of Atlantis.
Academics insist that Plato made up the whole Atlantis story and none of it is true, but Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis takes the opposite view. The book claims that Plato wrote about real places and events and did not make up any part of the Atlantis story.
Several times in the Timaeus and Critias dialogues, Plato states that Atlantis existed and is not a myth. Plato was not a liar or charlatan. He is one of the most important founders of Western philosophy who devoted his life to finding the “truth” in all things. In his many writings that survive to this day, Plato considered finding that truth was the purpose of philosophy.
For more information about the contents of Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis, make sure to click on the Atlantis heading if using a computer or pad. If using a mobile phone, touch the three parallel lines at the top of the page and then touch Atlantis for the drop-down list.