Plato: Republic Book VII
Way of knowing vs. Way of being
Allegory of the Cave
Cave: Feasting & other pleasures
Pain of sight▯mind=eye of the soul
ImageCopyReal thing=double deception
Story is about philosophers (Socrates)
Images of sensible objects/actions= shadows. Born into society and not
Axioms and implications Reflections
▯ ormulaic actions
Moral: To question conventions means just because something is acceptable doesn’t
mean it is the right way. One must sacrifice comfort in order to find out the truth.
Truth=essential in being a happy human being
Mind is oriented towards truth so minds must be satisfied with the truth
“Conversion”: Education is the turning around of the whole soul.
Intellectual/ Moral Fulfillment
Plato lays out curriculum.