(a) Explain the Analogy of the Cave in Plato’s Republic. [25]

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ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE

  • In the book 'Republic'
  • illusrates his ideas about human knowlegde in relation to reality
  • imagine a dark, large cave connected to the outside world by a long passage, in the cave with their backs to the entrance is a row of prisoner in *******,unable to move
  • behind them is a bright fire, people move to and bfro behin them to that their shadows are projected on the wall and voices echoes- prisoners only ever experience this so would believe these shadows & echoes to be real
  • one day a prisoner is set free- he goes to the outside…

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