The Allegory of the Cave - Plato

The Allegory of the Cave

By Plato

  • Release Date: 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Philosophy
Score: 4.5
From 45 Ratings


Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is one of the most elegant and important metaphors in Western philosophy. It is a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter, in which Plato elucidates his Theory of Forms.

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  • Omg, just omg

    By Drake Uchiha
    I didnt undertand much at the first read of this book. Imma keep reading until i understand fully of this, so interesting, such finesse keeps me going thru this book al over again.
  • Out of the Cave

    By Patrick2081
    I read this to see the allegory and then it went into a prolonged discourse. Quite the dialogue for such a small allegory. I would say for students it is needed but for others a synopsis will better suited.