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Unformatted text preview: and thus makes it hard to simply forget “seeing the light. Not until one of the prisoners realizes that there is an entire world behind him, does he truly become enlightened. In the end of the allegory, a prisoner is faced with the option of being able to go back in the cave and enlighten the rest of the prisoners to what he has seen, or chose to not re enter the cave. The same could be said for knowledge and its power for one to have a “clearer” perceptive reality....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PHIL 3 taught by Professor Way during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08