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Plato- Allegory of the Cave

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Plato- Allegory of the Cave 15:36 429-347 BCE Excerpt from the public (?) Plato Greek philosopher influenced by  o Socrates (Athens) o Pythagoreans (S. Italy) Founded Academy at Athens Wrote 36 dialogues o Dialogue- A kind of fiction; A quasi-fictional conversation between two  people in his lifetime that tease-out/espouse philosophical positions Usually Socrates voices the philosophical position that the dialogue  adopt (Socrates is main character) Was a poet before he studied under Socrates Allegory of the Cave (possible essay question on final) Ordinary people are the “clockwork oranged” people in the cave who can see  only shadows o This is the world of daily existence o Truth is “nothing but the shadow of images” Coming out of the cave into the sun is a painful and disorienting experience o
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