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dc.contributor.authorZamosc,Gabriel
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-16T19:13:11Z
dc.date.available2022-09-16T19:13:11Z
dc.date.created2022-09-15 23:30
dc.date.issued2017-12-01
dc.identifieroai:scielo:S0120-00622017000300237
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/4216442
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT The article argues that Plato's cave is fundamentally a political and not an epistemological allegory, and that only if we see it thus can we understand its relation to the images of the sun and the line. On the basis of textual evidence, the article raises questions regarding the main hypotheses grounding the effort to find an epistemological parallel between the cave and the line: that the prisoners represent humanity in general, and that the cave symbolizes the visible world of everyday experience, while the world outside the cave represents the realm of ideas. The suspension of these assumptions makes possible a reading that highlights the cultural and political issues at stake in this famous allegory.
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dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Departamento de Filosofía.
dc.relation.ispartof10.15446/ideasyvalores.v66n165.55201
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.sourceIdeas y Valores v.66 n.165 2017
dc.subjectPlato
dc.subjectallegory
dc.subjectcave
dc.subjectculture
dc.subjectpolitics
dc.titleThe Political Significance of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
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