Allegory of Cave

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Philosophy

 

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Robert R

 

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July 5, 2014

 

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University

 

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It is not really about caves at all. It is about grasping with the questions we need to understand in order to be enlightened about the world. In The Republic, Plato has the character of Socrates begin the allegory of the cave by telling us that the allegory is supposed to illustrate the process of achieving understanding and enlightenment...
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In The Republic, Plato has the character of Socrates begin the allegory of the cave by telling us that the allegory is supposed to illustrate the process of achieving understanding and enlightenment. This is why the allegory is very useful as a parable of political theorizing, for political theory is a history of the search for enlightenment...
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