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Unformatted text preview: Redear the section in Chaffee that discusses the analogy of the cave (205-209). In your opinion what is the most important question that the allegory of the cave tries to answer? What is Plato's answer to that question? Do you find that answer to be persuasive? I believe Plato’s Allegory of the Cave asks many questions that are simple but yet have deep meaning and which regard the people (Plato’s allegory can be interpreted in multiple ways as well). One of the questions that the allegory of the cave tries to answer is why don’t the people who are tied with shackles in a cave who see things in the shadows shaped as forms/objects not accept what the freed person who’s seen the outside say. The prisoners in the cave are everyday people. The freed prisoner in my eyes is the philosopher. The shadows and images the prisoners see are the things we eyes is the philosopher....
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- Spring '11
- Philosophy, Chaffee, Being, cave, Plato’s allegory