Plato - Republic Book 7

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Republic Book 7: 1. Allegory of the cave Four stages of enlightenment o from flickering images to copies coming out of the cave is hard, learning is hard o from copies to shadows of real things [mathematics] math is always EXACT, in real life you can never experience a perfect triangle, only proved with math o from shadows of things to things themselves [the forms] real rabbit v. ideal rabbit, find the true essence of something
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Unformatted text preview: o from things themselves to their source [good] the sun Nature of education (190) Political implications o the philosopher seems dim-witted-- and could be killed o the philosopher doesn't want to return to the cave o but in an ideal society, the philosopher could be compelled to return o and would rule best because most adequately trained would prefer not to rule...
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