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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Will Form 5495 Ethics

Instructions and Help about Will Form 5495 Ethics

So in this video I want to review how Plato's allegory the cave is connected to his divided line into the theory of forms and his philosophy of Education metaphysics epistemology and so on okay and remember though there is no substitute for actually reading plato's books he wrote approximately 36 books so in Plato's Republic that's his masterpiece Socrates paints one of the most powerful images in the history of philosophy and this is the allegory of the cave which can be reduced to four stages in the first stage imagine that cave prisoners are chained and looking at a cave wall they don't know they are chained they don't know that they're prisoners they see in here shadows in the cave wall and they believe them to be real and these prisoners represent the majority of humankind so I'm going to pull up a PowerPoint and these are a couple of images we have from Google for Plato's cave you can see they're now in the second stage imagine a prisoner who is compelled to break free Plato uses this word compelled so the prisoner is freed from the chains and turns around to see a platform upon which people are carrying objects in front of a fire in these objects cast shadows in the cave wall the prisoner now realizes that the familiar world since birth right the familiar world of shadows in the cave wall is actually an illusion created by people in the background carrying the objects in front of the fire so the shadows on the wall the prisoner now realizes they're less real than the objects in the background casting the shadows right so we're moving from appearance to reality even though all his life or her life he thought the shadows were...

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