Plato, in The Republic, discusses human nature, the meaning of justice, and the ordering of the perfect city, through a series of dialogues among philosophers. Plato, through the lens of the character Socrates, argues that justice is achieved when everyone in the city is doing the job that is most suited to their unique talents […]

In today’s society, it is common for people to get wrapped up in their own lives so their knowledge of individuals or groups of people outside of themselves is seemingly miniscule. This ignorance can result from a complete lack of knowledge or can come from the failure to recognize important information. Sometimes, people do not […]

Plato and Allegory of the Cave Final Paper By Haviland Fleming Haviland Fleming Professor Brad Bannon Political and Soc. Philosophy-01 14 November 2018 Plato’s story The Allegory of the Cave is an influential and pivotal philosophic text that created such a lasting affect that it is still taught in classrooms to this day. One of […]

Written in 380 BC, The Republic became one of Plato’s most well known works which includes his Socratic dialogue The Allegory of the Cave in which he heavily critiques education and democracy. This assessment will first unravel the historical context of the Republic and the Allegory of the Cave. After providing analysis of the passage, […]

The assigned quotation comes from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. It is a famous passage from the beginning of Book 7 called The Republic. Plato was born and lived in Athens, Greece around the time period of 427-347 BC. Plato was a very well-educated and influential philosopher. He was a student of Socrates and a […]