Cal State University Northridge Business Law Plato Allegory of The Cave

Cal State University Northridge Business Law Plato Allegory of The Cave Discussion

Cal State University Northridge

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By Tuesday at midnight, please write a one to two page double spaced 12 point times new Roman font paper analyzing the reading on Plato’s cave. This writing is known as an allegory, and is meant to interpreted to reveal a hidden moral meaning.

Read Plato’s Cave, found here, and answer the following questions:

https://yale.learningu.org/download/ca778ca3-7e93-4fa6-a03f-471e6f15028f/H2664_Allegory%20of%20the%20Cave%20.pdf (Links to an external site.)

  1. Study this illustration of Plato’s cave. What represents reality? What represents something we falsely believe to be true? In terms of the metaphor about the cave, what kind of action would represent education?
    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/plato/caveframes.htm (Links to an external site.)
  2. What does the light of the fire represent? What does the sun represent?
  3. What does Plato mean when he says, “education is not in reality what some people proclaim it to be in their professions”? How does Plato’s view of education differ? What is the “art” Plato refers to that allows the “speediest and most effective” way of getting out of the cave?

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