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Republic Book VII EP 20 Allegory of the Cave

Understanding Plato

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Episode  ·  15:20  ·  Nov 9, 2021


Plato's Allegory of the Cave is one of the most famous thought experiments in the history of Western philosophy. An allegory is "a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one" (Oxford). The question asked by Plato scholars and repeated here is "What meaning is most consistent with the moral and political ideas promoted by Socrates in the preceding discussion about the form of the Good?"

15m 20s  ·  Nov 9, 2021

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