Phil hw13 - Dr Hornsby PHIL 260.001 30 November 2009 In Platos Allegory he is focusing on the two reasons why people act the way they do in society

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Dr. Hornsby PHIL 260.001 30 November 2009 In Plato’s “Allegory,” he is focusing on the two reasons why people act the way they do in society. Every person is either described as coming out of the light or going into the light. In these terms, the light represents what is good in society or what is considered morally correct. Plato’s purpose is to suggest to humans that we should not be so quick to stand judgmental against others. Referring to the light, when someone witnesses another behaving in a negative or weak manner, he should ask if that person has just come from the light or good society, and not fully familiarized with this darkness in civilization. On the other hand, one cannot judge, so swiftly, a human being based on wrong actions committed. The question must be posed if that man has come out of the darkness, or bad society, completely surprised at the environment of the bright society. A troubled man will not know how to act in a good society, at first, because that is
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course PHIL 260 taught by Professor Hornsby during the Fall '10 term at N.C. A&T.

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Phil hw13 - Dr Hornsby PHIL 260.001 30 November 2009 In Platos Allegory he is focusing on the two reasons why people act the way they do in society

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