034 – Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

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: In order to help us better understand his theory of forms, Plato paints a picture of an ignorant humanity, trapped by empiricism, and unaware of its own limited perspective. Occasionally, though, a rare individual escapes the confines of this “cave.” After an arduous intellectual journey, the philosopher discovers a higher realm, a true reality, and a final awareness of the Good as the origin of everything that exists.

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