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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

By Sarah Kuntz and Jacob Schmelz

Sarah Kuntz

on 15 December 2010

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Transcript of Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Allegory of
the Cave plato's life 428-347 B.C.
student of Socrates plato's
writing style 1. dialogue 2. allegory plato's
conclusions personal
insight Journey Upwards Symbol(s) of
the allegory "World of Sight" Blindness Return to
the Cave excess of light lack of light "duty" Sight vs. Spiritual the Allegory
of the cave's
summary 1. Setting 2. person is un-chained 3. the true world 4. the return 5. the meaning 6. duty Thank you Lazy Eye Silversun Pickups "If impossible is possible
at who's blind word
so clear but so unheard" "Everyone can focus clearly with such shine." "It's the room
the sun
and the sky." questions Are people that aren't
philosphers unfit
to serve the state? How does intellegence
become goodness? Why doesn't the
philosopher free the
others trapped in the cave?
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