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Plato - The Republic - Book 6.docx

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Book VI continued  (pg 178) knowledge of good is most important (pg 180) says he doesn’t have definition, but will help understand something about good something like good teaches with 3 allegories ­> message isn’t story but it is something the story is trying to tell us st 1  allegory (pg 181) takes the Sun one side the and the good on the other Sun is source of light Good is source of intelligibility Sun is also source of sight Good is also source of knowledge Sun is source of existence Good is source of existence Good is something like Sun 2  Allegory (pg 182­183) Different levels of knowledge Split in two, one side knowledge (top) and other opinions (bottom) Splits bottom in two (imagination, images – bottom), (Real objects – top) Splits top in two (abstract thinking – bottom,
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