Ignorance In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

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In Plato's Allegory of the Cave Plato is able to explain his idea that humans have grown accustomed to everyday life. According to Plato we are no longer able to think for ourselves and have grown comfortable with our own ignorance. In the Allegory three prisoners have grown up chained and facing the wall of the cave. Unable to move, their perception of life is the shadows that streak across the cave wall. Then suddenly one of the prisoners is freed and he is now able to venture into the outside world and discover what its all about. After living in the outside world for a while the prisoner returns to the cave in order to inform his fellow prisoners about all of his discoveries. When he explains to them what he has experienced they think that

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