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...

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