Plato's Cave And Marx

Decent Essays
This idea of being restricting the development of one’s nature by confining its growth to only several methods is somewhat similar to being caught inside Plato’s Cave. It is relevant in that in Plato’s Cave people are confined in the Cave and are lead to believe that the shadows and seclusion are the only things to life, as “such persons would hold the shadows of those manufactured articles to be the only truth” Marx discusses that to a person all that matters is their social standing and the relationship to their work, and thus their relationship with others, it manifests itself to that person’s outlook and development of identity. As if they were trapped inside Plato’s Cave, these people that Marx describe are conformed by a reality that
Get Access