“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition
is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
AN Whitehead, Process and Reality
"The prisoners in the cave assume that these shadows are real and that if you pay a lot of attention to them, you’ll understand what is happening in life. They don’t realize that they are looking at mere phantoms of the mind manipulated by advertisers, politicians, clergy, and political action committees. How to break free of the phantoms? Open-ended conversation, beginning with a recognition of mutual ignorance, and seeking truth together, is one place to begin.”
A footnote to Plato.
The Allegory of the Cave
a six-minute video introduction of the Allegory
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