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Plato's Allego Of The Cave Analysis

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Plato divided the world into two realms: Realm of Appearances and Realm of Ideas or Forms. He based this philosophy on two arguments. First states, that when you look at clouds, you see that the are white, then one look at the paper to write down these observations, and it's also white. But how two essentially unrelated forms are grouped together as white color. He explains that there is a perfect whiteness as a reference, and we intuitively know it. The second argument of Plato is that there is a form of the perfect circle. Anatomically we as humans are not able to draw a perfect circle; the ends will not meet at the same point, and it will be a little oblong. But the manufacturers and artist need to understand the idea of the perfectness of the circle because they will not be able to reproduce one. Looking at these arguments, presented by Plato, relativists might say that white color reference socially formed. Imperialists would say that white is white because we learned it from the early age, and there is no such a thing is…show more content…
The difference between the opinion and knowledge can be explained with Plato's "Allegory of the Cave." You see the life and environment in the light of your level of intelligence; your opinions correspond to a set of references you gained. And it might be frustrating to try to explain what it's like outside of habitat and situation to someone who does not have the capability to comprehend your ideas without the same experience. I have many friends in Russia, and when I went back to visit them after eight years leaving in the US and traveling the world, I understood that it's impossible to explain to them, how different and diverse the world is, outside of their little city in the middle of Ural Mountains. I felt exactly like that prisoner from Plato's cave, who returned to the cave to his friends, but none of them grasped a single thing he wanted to share with
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