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Plato's cave

We are used to virtual reality, things which can have the appearance of truth but are not real.
Computer games, cyber space, videos and television programmes mean that it is easy to spend your
time in an imaginary world. An obsession with celebrities lives also make it easy…

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Outside the cave, the prisoner discovers the real objects whose shadows and echoes had formerly
entertained him; these are the truth. This leads us on to the forms.

How should society be organised?
The cave represents a world where everyone is held back because they rely on sensory experiences.


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