Allegory Of The Cave Socrates Analysis

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Introduction The purpose of this paper is to compare Socrates and Voltaire position about philosophy. For Socrates we will refer to his speech “Apology” defending himself against the charges of corrupting the young, and his metaphor “Allegory of the cave”. For Voltaire we will make use of “The Good Brahmin’s” story for the same purpose. Discussion Socrates Attitude about Philosophy based on the “Apology” The Apology is written by Plato who was a Socrates follower, and it is the speech given by Socrates during his trial for allegedly corrupting the youth and not believing in the deities of the city. Socrates defends the life his led and says that virtue and wisdom are main qualities of the great thinkers of the world. Socrates encouraged…show more content…
This attitude has inspired many people throughout history. Socrates demonstrates the consequences when people stand by the truth and believes and also tells everyone that they should not be afraid of dead. Socrates Attitude about Philosophy based on Allegory of the cave The Allegory of the cave mentions a group of prisoners in a cave chained up and when occasionally people pass by the opening of the cave they will see casting shadows on the wall and hear the outside sounds make them believe that all that is reality. But one day one of the prisoners gets free and leaves the cave, then he is totally disoriented and does not believe that what he is seeing is the real world. Eventually the prisoner realizes the truth and returns to the cave to tell their friend, but now he cannot get use to the shadows, and his friends do not believe him thinking that went crazy. On this allegory Socrates tries to explain was is reality and what is not, trying to explain how a philosopher educates people as well as examines justice, truth and ignorance. There are a lot of people that are not comfortable with the lack of knowledge but they get intimidating in someone mention something to the

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