Platon, The allegory of the cave.

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  1. bashkim

    bashkim Registered User

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    I studied in Greece and one of the most beautiful subjects that were teached in high school was Philosophical writtings from ancient Greece (my favourite subject). Professors teached us the interpretation of this allegory but i dont know if it was 100% right. What are your thoughts upon this ancient Greek allegory?
     
  2. Elexir

    Elexir Registered User

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    In Short summary: There is more to life then what we see of we actully take the step and try to look in another way then we usally do.
     
  3. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    "The Matrix" was a great modern day spin on it.
     
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  4. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    A New Mexican version; you watch amazing sunsets from your favourite perch day after day. One day you think to look behind you and discover all the beauty you’ve been missing.
     
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  5. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Platon always gets to the Truth !
    :p
     
  6. bashkim

    bashkim Registered User

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    Call him Plato if u want. His name is Plátōn (Πλατων) :p:p
    i felt an irony on ur comment :p
     
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  7. otherstar

    otherstar Registered User

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    I'd like to read how you think this is so.....such a claim seems rather specious to me.
     
  8. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    LOL! About as specious as your ploy. Nice try.
     
  9. otherstar

    otherstar Registered User

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    Serioulsy? I was asking an honest question. I'd not heard that comparison before, and I wanted to know more. You don't have to be a jerk....
     
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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019 at 5:10 PM
  11. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    You used a jerky word* and call me a jerk for using it back? Yes, seriously not a friendly start Bro.

    If you are serious, perhaps using less derogatory language would provide a friendlier response next time.

    As for your honest question, here's a starter link for you to consider. The Matrix comparison starts at slide 21...

    https://www.slideshare.net/abhinaviitg/allegory-of-the-cave-and-the-matrix

    * Specious - superficially plausible, but actually wrong.
     

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