plato cave

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People sitting in a cave, been there since birth, chained playing games
Eikasia – lowest state of mind, relam of particulars, chains are the desires and wishes, resembles empirical knowledge, shadows are a copy of a copy of a form, Heraclitus ‘you can not step into the same river twice’
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There is a fire behind them the reflects shadows of the philosophers walking through
The fire is the copy of the form of good, minimal goodness, the people could be the politicians with holding the truth
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Its dark and there are only echoes and shadows
particulars
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One of the philosophers breaks free
philosopher / socrates
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Difficult journey out of the cave
difficult journey to the path of knowledge but it is the job of the philosopher ‘prospect of death’
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Blinded by the sun, has to shield eyes, sees the world
– form of the good illuminates, shield his eyes as it is hard to accept the truth
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Goes back and tells others
– desire to spread knowledge
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Finds it hard to see in dark
sees the darkness as a challenge now he knows the truth
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Reject and threaten to kill him
plato’s ideal society, only philosophers know ultimate good and justice
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There is a fire behind them the reflects shadows of the philosophers walking through

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The fire is the copy of the form of good, minimal goodness, the people could be the politicians with holding the truth

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Its dark and there are only echoes and shadows

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One of the philosophers breaks free

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Difficult journey out of the cave

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