Excerpt From A Philosophy Paper Analyzing
Plato's "Allegory of The Cave" in Republic..
indIn Book VII of The Republic, Plato presents
us with one of the most provocative analogies
for human perception ever devised:
The Allegory of the Cave. This little parable
provides a warning to those who too cavalierly
accept the teachings of others without
investing the rigor of critical thought.
this allegory, Plato suggests that we
imagine a situation where a group of human
beings are chained from their earliest infancy
so that they are facing the rear wall of a cave.
Behind and above them there is a fire,....