The Allegory of the Cave

Views:
 
Category: Entertainment
     
 

Presentation Description

No description available.

Comments

Presentation Transcript

The Allegory of the Cave :

The Allegory of the Cave Plato

Plato:

Plato 428-348 BCE Athens, Greece Student of Socrates The Republic --a dialogue on the nature of justice, society, and ethics

Socrates:

Socrates 469-399 BCE Athens, Greece Socratic Method --seeking insight by questioning Epistemology --what is knowledge; how do we know

Allegory = an extended metaphor:

Allegory = an extended metaphor Metaphor --express one concept in terms of another One story is analogous to another

The Cave:

The Cave Socrates dialogues with one of his students, Glaucon, and asks him to imagine a situation: “And now…let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened”

Symbolism:

Symbolism Sun Cave

Enlightenment:

Enlightenment Everyone has experienced a time in which he or she was seeing things in one way and then became enlightened and began see or understand things in a new way. Write an essay about an experience you had in which you went from seeing things in one way to seeing things in another way.

authorStream Live Help