Plato was born 427 B.C. and died 347 B.C.. During his studies, Plato wrote the Dialogues, which are a collection of Socrates' teachings. One of the parables included in the Dialogues is "The Allegory of the Cave". Plato illustrates his dualistic theory of reality at the beginning of Book VII of the Republic. Socrates says, as he introduces the allegory, imagine mankind as living in an underground cave which has a wide entrance open to
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this, my philosophy class was discussing Socrates and Plato. We thoroughly discussed “The Allegory of the Cave”, and its meaning. I don’t think that I would change anything in the story. I enjoy this story exactly how it is. I do believe that there are many underlying meanings to this story and that everyone has their own opinions to what it means. This is just one of the evaluations that I came up with.