Plato's allegory of the cave BY marie, brendan and cameron

Distinguishes between individuals that solely base their views on the use of their senses compared to the individuals that base their views on the cold hard facts.

The philosopher that created the Allegory of the cave was Plato. He calmed the knowledge obtained through using our senses is nothing but opinion and in order to have real knowledge one must conduct research and have facts.

  1. Important aspects- Conduct research and get facts if you want to have "real knowledge" because relying on what you can see, taste, hear, feel, and smell wont always produce real knowledge.

Brendan- I never thought that people wouldn't believe facts that are presented to them and instead stay with their own beliefs. Question: How are we ever going to progress in life if we are not using facts to answer life's questions.

Marie- I learned that you can't always rely on your sense because they can mislead you into believing that things are one way when they are really another. Question: If we cant rely on our senses to give us knowledge where does most of our knowledge come from.

Cameron- Being closed minded doesn't really get you anywhere. Having cold hard facts further improve your intelligence. Question: Knowledge come from what we've already figured out but why should it be looked down upon if it brings you further in life.

Example- Murder scene: We see a dead body on the floor and Brendan holding a gun. By using our senses we assume that Brendan shot the person. However, after collecting evidence and going through an investigation you can see that Brendan in fact, did not shoot the man.

Happiness- People are happy with their habits and don't want change. Government People don't want to know the truth about the government and that relates to this because people don't want to know the truth.

"Allegory of the Cave by Plato - Summary and Meaning." Philosophyzer. N.p., 27 Sept. 2016. Web. 07 Feb. 2017.

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