Plato's theory of knowledge is found in the Republic, particularly in his discussion of
the image about the myth of the cave. Plato distinguishes between two levels of awareness:
opinion and knowledge. The myth of the cave describes individuals chained deep within the
recesses of a cave. Bound so that vision is restricted, they cannot see one another. The only
thing visible is the wall of the cave upon which appear shadows cast by models
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delivering the soul from the passions.
Plato's morality is: Do not make the worst possible mistake of deceiving
yourself. We know that we are acting correctly when the power of thinking is
not hindered by what we are doing. To do only those things which one can
think clearly, and not to do those things which force the mind to have unclear
thoughts about what one is doing. That is the whole of Plato's morality.