Chinese People Essays

Answers to a World of Ideas

According to Plato, in the allegory, the prisoners were chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads. All they can see is the wall of the cave, which with shadows on it. Behind the prisoners, several people waving some object in front of the fire, casting shadows on the wall for the prisoners to see. The prisoners would spend their whole lives there, and therefore, it’s naturally for them to mistake the appearance of the reality. If somebody go…

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