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Allegory of the Cave

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave suggests that we are chained to benches in a cave that is only illuminated by a fire, and all the reality we know is the shadows cast by the real things. We are ambivalent about … Continue reading

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Emerging from The Cave is Painful

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The Price of Liberty, The Cost of Leaving the Cave

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope and pride. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is … Continue reading

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Plato, David Mamet, and Leaving the Cave

I am indebted to Dr. Howard Ozmon, of Virginia Commonwealth University, who suggested to my classmates and me that the most important two pages from the most important philosophy book from the most important philosopher is The Allegory of the … Continue reading

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