Alegoria da Caverna

The compulsory emancipation: the role of necessity in Plato’s Cave (PART I. REPUBLIC VII 514A-515E) (V.4, N.12, 2018)

At the beginning of Book VII of the Republic Socrates quickly invites his fellows to compare human condition regarding education and its lack (παιδεία and ἀπαιδευσίας) with an imaginary scenario he immediately begins to portrait. This brief opening is like a condensed prologue to the tragedy that follows i:...

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