Plato’s Allegory of the Cave from The Republic



The Allegory is related to Plato’s Theory of Forms, wherein Plato asserts that “Forms” (or “Ideas”), and not the material world of change known to us through sensation, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality. Only knowledge of the Forms constitutes real knowledge. In addition, the allegory of the cave is an attempt to explain the philosopher’s place in society.

PLATO – Allegory of the Cave (Animated)

Philosophy – Platos Cosmology – Allegory of the Cave

GCC Instructor David Makinster delivers a brief lecture titled “Platos Cosmology – Allegory of the Cave” for his Introduction to Philosophy classes.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. contoveros
    Jan 24, 2015 @ 11:15:15

    It is the duty of him who has seen the light to return to those still in darkness and speak of the wonders everyone can achieve if they but stop viewing illusions of life . . . and of death.

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