the cave (from the republic)

the cave (from the republic)

Socrates: And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: Behold! Human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood,...

Plato on equality

 phaedrus 74-76 socrates: All these examples show, then, that recollection is caused by like things and also by unlike things, do they not? simmias: Yes. socrates: And when one has a recollection of anything caused by like things, will he not also inevitably consider...

parmenides

We had come from our home at Clazomenae to Athens, and met Adeimantus and Glaucon in the Agora. Welcome, Cephalus, said Adeimantus, taking me by the hand; is there anything which we can do for you in Athens? Yes; that is why I am here; I wish to ask a...

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