allegory of the cave

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Anthony Pugliese Philosophy 101 2/2/06 In Plato’s Allegory of the cave, Plato sends the message that genuine education requires “turning one’s whole soul from the world of becoming until it can endure to contemplate reality” instead of “putting the capacity of sight into the soul.” When I read the statement “turning one’s whole soul from the world of becoming until it can endure to contemplate reality” I think he just means you cannot grasp the true reality of something until you see what you are looking for in all its fullness. I think that to many times people judge things to early. We do see the full truth of things we see a piece and assume the rest, which can at times create a false reality. I think the statement “putting the capacity of sight into the soul” Just means that our eyes can deceive us, and things do not always appear as they truly are, and even though we often say I understand and we feel like we can relate to things, we cannot relate until we experience things for ourselves. I think an example of “turning my whole soul into reality” is kind of like when
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