Plato Of The Cave Analysis

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In Plato 's theology, our soul exist before we are born with all knowledge, and though life experiences, people are reminded of this pre-existing knowledge, and they gain this wisdom. Once people use their senses to observe this recollecting experience, and by using others to influence further critical thinking, knowledge is gained. In his story of the cave analogy: "picture humans beings in a cave like dwelling underground, having a long pathway open to the light all across the cave. They 're in it from childhood on with their legs and necks in restraints, so that they 're held in place and look only to the front, restricted by the neck-restraint from twisting their heads around. For them, the light is from a fire burning up above and a long way behind them, and between the fire and the prisoners there 's an upper road. Picture a little wall built along this road, like the low partitions puppeteers use to screen the humans who display the puppets above them," he speaks of the adventures if one was violently released (Baird and Kaufmann). After adjusting to the sun, and observing the…show more content…
Seems like Socrates made a huge impact on Plato, because of his Socratic method of critical thinking, and I believe this is a major problem we face in our society. I believe some pre-existing knowledge and virtues reside in our essence, and I believe our purpose in life is to reach this knowledge. By using the Heavenly Father, we can achieve those truths required to help our soul reach heaven, but many live in worldly passions. Instead of question the doctrine, many follow along never realizing the information is corrupt, and who really has time to learn. Yes we learn something new everyday. Likewise, learning about governments, empires, and philosophers, also helps to teach of imposing signs of failure. Certainly, Socrates, and Plato were pioneers in the search for the origins of virtue, and knowledge, by using a teaching method of asking open-ended questions requiring
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