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  Arthur C. Clarke History Lesson: A Modern Allegory of the Cave
Plato was born in Athens (427 - 347) and was a scholar and admirerer of the philosopher Socrates.
The prisoners in the cave have a very pitiful life indeed, for they are confined to their location and thus live a very passive life.
In the "History Lesson" truth lies within the ice, in the Allegory of the Cave truth is in the realm of the heat, the sun.
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 Plato's Allegory of the Cave: Analysis and Summary - Associated Content
The “Allegory of the Cave” by Plato represents an extended metaphor that is to contrast the way in which we perceive and believe in what is reality.
When summarizing the “Allegory of the Cave” it’s important to remember the two elements to the story; the fictional metaphor of the prisoners, and the philosophical tenets in which said story is supposed to represent, thus presenting us with the allegory itself.
As Socrates is describing the cave and the situation of the prisoners, he conveys the point that the prisoners would be inherently mistaken as to what is reality.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/22696/platos_allegory_of_the_cave_analysis.html   (777 words)

  
 The Allegory of the Cave
In the hands of a thoughtful individual, the Allegory of the Cave as a metaphorical description can be the key for the combination of the ideas, which a priory exist inside the sphere of nous at a chaotic situation.
All along the cave, there are people who since childhood have been in chains at their legs and necks, and nailed at the same place to only see in front of themselves.
The image of the Allegory of the Cave provides a tool to explore some of the ways in which reality, knowledge, and complexity are trapped by constructions of reality that at best give a limited hold on the perception of the world.
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 About the CAVE
Plato, in his famed Republic, introduced "The Allegory of the Cave" through which he was able to explore the concepts of reality and human perception.
This CAVE is located at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Technology in Urbana, Illinois and is used by NCSA's Visualization and Virtual Environments Group to conduct various types of research in the fields of virtual reality and scientific visualization.
The CAVE Wand is also attached to the Tracker Control Unit via a wire and allows you to walk around (with the joystick in the middle) or interact with the virtual world through the push buttons.
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 The Allegory of the Cave - Plato - Philosophy
The Allegory of the Cave - Plato - Philosophy
There is, in addition, an echo in the cave such that when the people carrying the objects make any sound or speak to each other these sounds seem to be coming from the back wall too.
Nearing the cave's entrance, the light would begin to hurt her eyes and once outside she would be completely blinded.
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 Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
Candidates should explore what might be represented, in the analogy of the cave, by: the prisoners, the shadows, the cave itself, the outside world, the sun, the journey out of the cave and the return to the prisoners.
The allegory of the cave makes a contrast between people who see only appearances and mistake them for the truth, and those who really do see the truth.
Some prisoners are trapped in a cave, away from a “real life.” The prisoners are chained and only able to look straight ahead at a wall in front of them, whilst there is a fire behind them.
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 Allegory cave plato, - Drawing Shadows On the Wall: Teaching Plato's Allegory Of The Cave
Plato's allegory of the cave, is a very important and popular philosophical treatise.
In Plato's Republic, the concept to the allegory of the cave is
Plato's allegory of the cave is one of the most justly celebrated thought experiments in the history of philosophy.
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 PlanetPapers - Allegory of the Cave
One of the parables included in the Dialogues is "The Allegory of the Cave".
Yet when he told the imprisoned public what he saw, he was scoffed at and labeled mad, for all the prisoners know and perceive are just shadows on a wall which are just gross distortions of reality.
Darwin walked the path to understanding just like the escaped prisoner in "The Allegory of the Cave." Plato's parable greatly symbolizes man's struggle to reach the light and the suffering of those left behind who are forced to sit in the dark and stare at shadows on a wall.
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 Theosophy Trust
In this allegory of the cave he intimated the teaching that there is a truth beyond sense, pertaining to the eternal noumena underlying earthly phenomena, a deeper realm of reality which cannot be adequately apprehended except by the philosopher who has been initiated into the Mysteries.
Given this allegory, we might think that if only the prisoners were released from their chains by some external agency, they would cease to mistake shadows for realities and would be automatically disabused of their former errors.
The allegory then explains that the prison-house is the world of sight, the light of the fire is the sun, and the journey upwards is the ascent of the soul into the intellectual world.
theosophytrust.org /tlodocs/articlesRNIyer.php?d=AllegoryoftheCave.htm&p=2   (2524 words)

  
 Plato's Allegory of the Cave! - The Bulldog News - BulldogNews.net
This allegory, the allegory of the cave, may be read as a parable of political theory itself.
This is why the allegory is so very useful as a parable of political theorizing, for political theory is a history of the search for enlightenment on the normative questions of politics.
She/he tells the cave dwellers that they are in shackles, that those shadows they have been watching all their lives (and which their parents watched before them) are just images created by movements they have never seen.
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 Allegory
Allegories are defined as the representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events presented in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.
Allegories are among the oldest methods of conveying secret information from one person to another in such a way that only those few elite insiders who understand the representations contained within the allegory understand the hidden message.
The representations in the allegory are symbolic, and the power of the allegory comes purely by the association between the representation and the message.
www.shamans-cave.com /novus_allegory.htm   (1863 words)

  
 Plato's Allegory of the Cave - AskTheBrain.com
In Plato's Allegory of the Cave (in The Republic), after the prisoner is released from the cave, he is blind, but at first can look upon the shadows, and eventually reflections in mirrors or in water, before seeing actual objects, and eventually the sun itself.
Plato's allegory of the cave in the "Republic" similarly reflects the centrality of the cosmic light of wisdom.
Plato's cave allegory receives a contemporary interpretation in which we are to understand ourselves as at least four-dimensional.
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 Lecture Notes on the Allegory of the Cave
The "Allegory of the Cave" is a short section from the Republic, written during the middle of Plato’s career; thus when Socrates speaks, they are as much Plato’s ideas as Socrates’s, certainly more so than in the early dialogues we have been reading.
In the "Allegory of the Cave," Plato describes his view of the structure of reality, the relationship between the philosopher and society, the stages of enlightenment, and the main features of the philosophical temperament.
To be enlightened is to escape from the lower world of the cave or, more philosophically, the world of the senses, and ascend into a higher realm, the unchanging realm of the perfect forms.
www.octc.kctcs.edu /scarden/plato/notes5.htm   (772 words)

  
 GradeSaver: The Knife Thrower and Other Stories Essay: The Allegory of the Cave Man
From existence within the cave, to painful exploration in transition, to the awe-inspired desire to learn in the world of light, Kaspar is a reflection of the allegorical cave man in many ways.
While Socrates illustrates the challenge of first cave dweller’s progress into the light and the opposition encountered on his return to the cave, Millhauser highlights the plight of the last cave dweller entering the light and, in turn, the conflict against the rest of “enlightened” society.
Like the cave dwellers newly exposed to and subsequently blinded by the sun, Kaspar discovers that “for many days, [he] couldn’t endure light…symbol of knowledge” because his “eyes burned” to the point that “when he looked away, everything was white” (205, 207).
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 Brian Hafer - Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Allegory of the Cave can be found in Book VII of Plato’s best-known work, The Republic, a lengthy dialogue on the nature of justice.
When you have acquired the habit, you will see ten thousand times better than the inhabitants of the cave, and you will know what the several images are, and what they represent, because you have seen the beautiful and just and good in their truth.
And thus our State which is also yours will be a reality, and not a dream only, and will be administered in a spirit unlike that of other States, in which men fight with one another about shadows only and are distracted in the struggle for power, which in their eyes is a great good.
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 Plato's Allegory Of The Cave
In Book VII of The Republic, Plato tells a story entitled "The Allegory Of The Cave." He begins the story by describing a dark underground cave where a group of people are sitting in one long row with their backs to the cave's entrance.
The prisoners of the cave and the matrix are shown only shadows of the real objects, in part, because the puppet-handlers believe that the truth would be too painful for the prisoners to accept.
In "Allegory of The Cave," Plato goes on to present the hypothesis that one of the prisoners (who he often referred to as the philosopher or intellectual) would eventually be released or escape from his chains and flee the cave.
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 Allegory of the Cave: the allegory of the cave
plato, one of socrates' disciples, espouses in "the republic" one of his views in an image of ignorant humanity, trapped in the depths of a cave, mesmerized by shadows dancing on the cave walls and not even aware of its own limited perspective.
plato's cave can be compared to a movie theater, with the projector replacing the fire, the shadows on the cave wall with the projected movie on the screen, and the echo with the loudspeakers behind the screen.
the importance of the allegory lies in plato's belief that there are invisible truths lying under the apparent surface of things which only the most enlightened can grasp.
deadgayson.blogspot.com /2003/08/allegory-of-cave.html   (264 words)

  
 Dancing Shadows On The Wall --
The "Allegory of the Cave", as it is commonly known, clearly describes the Shamanic experience from the shaman's initiation through the full spectrum of the life and challenges of the trained, practicing shaman.
The allegory begins with a description of a group of people, who from their childhood have been imprisoned in a cave, chained to the cave wall directly opposite the mouth of the cave, such that the cave's mouth was constantly at their back.
As people and animals pass between the fire and the cave entrance, their shadows are cast onto the cave wall directly in front of the cave's prisoners, including the shadows of the prisoners themselves.
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 Plato's Cave & The Matrix
To see what I am calling a deeper connection between the film and the allegory of the Cave, I begin in Part II by recounting the context in which the Cave appears and the philosophical positions it figuratively depicts.
The allegory of the Cave is a strange image, as one of Socrates’; friends says (515a4), while Socrates himself confesses that the Cave is not exact (504b5; cf.
Similarly, Plato’s allegory of the Cave describes what our ignorance is like in stark images and what it would be like to become educated; it says nothing about what starts the process of becoming educated.
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 Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" in Modern Politics
Two lessons taught in the allegory of the cave are the importance of both education and the media in representative forms of government.
Before the cave dwellers know anything of the outside world, they will remain convinced that the shadows they see dancing on the wall, and the sound of the men behind the wall carrying around the puppets, are reality.
Next, the allegory of the cave has another modern implication: as an example of the media's effect on the voting population.
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 litblog - TCL49 » Archives » Plato´s “Allegory of the Cave”
Some of you might have come across Plato´s “Allegory of the Cave”[1], which can be found in Book VII in his major work “The Republic” and is one of his most profound allegories: Imagine cavemen living deep in a cave like prisoners since childhood, chained to chairs unable to move even their heads.
In respect to Plato´s allegory of the cave you could compare Oedipa´s perception of her life to the shadowy reflections in the cave its inhabitants take for real.
I think it was a quite good idea to explain Plato’s Allegory of the Cave here in the blog since Liisa already mentioned it in one of her posts but could not get into details because of lacking space.
www.uni-potsdam.de /db/litblog/?p=64   (1096 words)

  
 Plato's Allegory of the Cave
I mean that they remain in the upper world: but this must not be allowed; they must be made to descend again among the prisoners in the cave, and partake of their labors and honors, whether they are worth having or not.
When you have acquired the habit, you will see ten thousand times better than the inhabitants of the cave, and you will know what the several images are, and what they represent, because you have seen the beautiful and just and good in their truth.
And thus our State which is also yours will be a reality, and not a dream only, and will be administered in a spirit unlike that of other States, in which men fight with one another about shadows only and are distracted in the struggle for power, which in their eyes is a great good.
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 New York Press - TONY PHILLIPS - The Allegory of The Cave
Cave’s own, judging by the snubbed cigarette and single match in the ash tray and the comfortable way he plops into a chair next to me after having just nixed a sunnier, poolside venue.
Cave, despite his Aussie origins, is not exactly the ‘drinks by the pool’ type.
But Cave actively rejects the typical Sundance marketing mojo of shoving anyone on-stage who’s ever picked up a guitar—or his “proper job” as he calls it—to fill one of the festival’s always-hungry “music cafe” slots.
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 Allegory of the cave Summary
An analysis of the Allegory of the Cave described in Plato's Republic, showing the relationship between the story and the idea of the Line, and how both affect the path of the philosopher-king toward true understanding.
Plato's Cave allegory and Charles Darwin's Natural Selection are examined in terms of the survival and sucess of the human species.
Allegory of the cave: Allegory of the cave Summary
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 Allegory Of The Cave
The main point of the Allegory of the Cave is to give an example of the way that we all live our lives.
The Allegory says that it is painful to break the chains, and in most cases death is not pleasant but painful.
The Allegory of the Cave is a direct comparison to that of the process of dying and accention into heaven.
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