Analysis Of Plato's 'Allegory Of The Cave'

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Argued that reality exists in an unchanging world of perfect ideas.
Truth, goodness, justice, and beauty
“Allegory of the Cave”
Find truth in the Form of the Good
The sun represents the Form of the Good, the source of all that is bright, beautiful, good, and true. The difficult process of turning away from shadows to truth represents the Socratic method’s process of learning by self-examination and reflection.
Reminiscence: Individuals recall the ideas present but hidden within their minds.
Pre-birth → human soul existed in a spiritual world within their minds
Birth → innate ideas are repressed within one’s subconscious mind
Post-birth → rediscovery or recollecting perfect ideas
Ideal Society
Plato’s Republic: Plan for a perfect society
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