Plato Cave

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  • Plato's Cave Analogy
    • Role of the Prisoners
      • The rest of humanity
    • Symbolism of the cave
      • The visible world in which we live
      • World of appearances
    • Symbolism of the outside world
      • True reality
      • World of the forms
    • Symbolism of the Sun
      • Form of the Good
      • source / sustainer / illuminator
    • Purpose of the journey out of the cave
      • Struggle for true knowledge
    • Effect of the return to the prisoners
      • Philosophers attempt to explain his ideas
        • Those who can see the Forms should be the leaders of society
    • Role of Released Prisoner
      • The philosopher
      • Socrates / Plato
    • Death of escaped prisoner
      • Possibly a reference to the death of Socrates
  • Role of  the shadows
    • Plato's Cave Analogy
      • Role of the Prisoners
        • The rest of humanity
      • Symbolism of the cave
        • The visible world in which we live
        • World of appearances
      • Symbolism of the outside world
        • True reality
        • World of the forms
      • Symbolism of the Sun
        • Form of the Good
        • source / sustainer / illuminator
      • Purpose of the journey out of the cave
        • Struggle for true knowledge
      • Effect of the return to the prisoners
        • Philosophers attempt to explain his ideas
          • Those who can see the Forms should be the leaders of society
      • Role of Released Prisoner
        • The philosopher
        • Socrates / Plato
      • Death of escaped prisoner
        • Possibly a reference to the death of Socrates
    • What we percieve as our reality
    • empirical knowledge
    • Mere copies of the forms

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