An excerpt from Plato's Republic, the 'Allegory of the Cave'.

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  • Truthexplorer

    An excerpt from Plato's Republic, the 'Allegory of the Cave' is a classic commentary on the human condition. It is a story of open-mindedness and the power of possibility.

  • UnshackleTheChains

    Open mindedness, power of possibility.....

    NOT in JW.ORG!!!!

    Love the analogy though.

  • slimboyfat

    Very interesting I enjoyed this.

    Richard Rorty and others have argued that western civilisation, down through Christianity and modern science, has rested upon a distinction between appearance and reality that goes back to Plato.

    We may now be emerging from this conception of reality.

    I am convinced that distinctions between appearance and reality cannot ultimately be sustained and that this has implications for our understanding of ourselves, the universe, and everything we encounter or can encounter.

  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower

    I'm thinking we might always be like the people in the cave, so much isn't knowable by just the five major senses. Our universe is supposed to be just like a black hole with all the information smeared out on the event horizon making a 3d hologram inside.

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