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Unformatted text preview: e Sheet1 Page 2 The objects we see are not real, but literally mimics of the real Forms. ectly which resemble the real things. eality. The Allegory of the Cave created a metaphor for mane s natural blindness as well as his need for education. ers could see shadows cast by a fire burning behind them. These shadows were the manr s, and prisonerr s, only concept of r e ur daily lives. The shadows in this story are taken directly from the Divided line created in Plato s play, as will be explained in f u the light was too bright for him to see the noises and environment was overwhelming, and the sights were completely alien to h ntered the second stage on the Divided line. As he pondered the differences between the mere shadows he had known and th e the loss of his freedom and all he had gained. how perception, experience, and knowledge (or lack of knowledge) changes reality for the philosopher as his mind expands to g...
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2010 for the course PHIL 1301 taught by Professor Lolly during the Fall '10 term at Lone Star College System.
- Fall '10