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[Video with Chinese subtitles] Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Twenty four hundred years ago, Plato, one of history’s most famous thinkers, said life is like being chained up in a cave forced to watch shadows flitting across a stone wall. Beyond sounding quite morbid, what exactly did he mean? Alex Gendler unravels Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, found in Book VII of “The Republic.” The first video is in English but with Chinese subtitles. The second one is not as clear as first one but more philosophical arguments. Read more »

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