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Unformatted text preview: VIII- The Idea, the Form Idealist structure (above the line) realm of reality, ideas and essences of things exist (below the line) realm of experience-lots of things are good, but there is one essence of goodness-p. 484c IX- Sailors and Captains-488b-sailors think they can guide the ship, despite never learning how-must have wisdom in order to lead X- Sophists Sophists Philosophers Teach in the realm of appearance Teach in the realm of true belief No insight of true reality (essence) Insight of true reality Pretenders True Kings Teach assembly, train in rhetoric Real teachers par. 493 XI- Allegory of the Cave Par. 514-everyone in the cave is living in the empirical world-all they can see is shadows from the fire-some people escape the cave-Difficult to see objects, can eventually look directly at the sun-once people see the real essence of things they dont want to go back-par. 517c XII- Modern Platonism-...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2008 for the course GOVT 1615 taught by Professor Hendrix,b during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '06