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  • The Allegory of the Cave

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Adriel Brandt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Summary

Widely considered one of the fathers of Western philosophy, Plato wrote "The Allegory of the Cave", part of his most important and influential pieces of work in Republic, in order to examine, discuss, and compare the effects of education (or lack thereof), human nature and the human condition, and philosophy as a whole. This simplistic and ingenious allegory casts light on society’s naiveté and ignorance, even today.

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Plato, Clever philosopher.

It's a little bit complicated 🤓 but very enjoyable indeed. I think Plato was a clever philosopher.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-22

Surprisingly Interesting Audiobook

The language is somewhat difficult to get use to, but the greatest challenge is attempting to view these writings in the nature/time Era that which they were created. Therefore, I would conclude that I only understood and grasped approximately 60% of the intended message. Even still, it's quite inspiring that the destruction of life as we know it is slowly but surely following the sequences laid out in this book. Inspiring and Concerning. All in all, I will more than likely reread/re-listen to this Allegory two times more before making a complete judgment on it. Lastly, as a lover of mathematics, I felt weirdly validated when two scholars centered the basis of Intelligence, Success, and Godly Foundations around Arithmetic, Geometry, and Astronomy. I suppose Literature, History, Geography, and Arts are seemingly rather unimportant in their eyes. Cheers!

-Rico

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  • Kephas
  • 29-06-20

Old English language. Not an Easy Read

Old English language difficult to comprehend need time to really research the terms. very old vocabulary used.