Allegory Of The Cave Essay

In Plato’s “The allegory of the Cave”, the philosopher explores the idea that our perceptions of reality are limited by our own minds. He posits that there is a higher level of reality, which can only be accessed by those with an open mind. This higher level of reality is known as the Forms. Plato … Read more

The Allegory of the Cave”

Plato was born 427 B. C. and died 347 B. C. He was a pupil under Socrates. During his studies, Plato wrote the Dialogues, which are a collection of Socrates’ teachings. One of the parables included in the Dialogues is “The Allegory of the Cave”. “The Allegory… ” symbolizes man’s struggle to reach understanding and … Read more

The Cave and the Matrix

Movie critics and philosophers alike agree that the movie The Matrix is indeed based upon certain Platonic themes from Book VII of The Republic. In this story entitled “The Allegory of the Cave,” he describes a dark underground cave where a group of people are sitting in one long row with their backs to the … Read more