A Deep Analysis Of Plato 's The Symposium And The Allegory Of The Cave

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Plato was an outstanding and, until this day, a well-known philosopher in the Classical Greece. Also, he is considered to be one of the essential characters within the development of philosophy. He is major influence was his teacher, Socrates, who impressed in him that ‘love of wisdom’ and He passed that onto his own student, Aristotle. Some of Plato’s marvelous works are: Phaedrus, The Symposium and The Allegory of the Cave and the themes depicted in them are freedom (philosophical education), madness (in love and in life), love and beauty ( in all the aspects of our lives.) Now, I’ll go on into a deep analysis of Plato’s works previously mentioned, I’ll express my point of view about them and why even though Plato’s philosophy is based in a politheistic religion, I relate it to my own faith, Christianity - monoteism.

In Phaedrus, The Symposium and The Allegory of the Cave Plato illustrates his idea of philosophy. For him, philosophy is the 'love of wisdom ', the way out of ignorance and therefore what will free us from living in mental, physical and spiritual bondage. First and foremost, in The Allegory of The Cave he gives us the message that philosophical education is the transforming of who we are and how we get attached to anything or anyone else. In other words, the process of life, but to go onto this journey we have to want to be transformed so we could be able to see and study the deepest meanings of everything in life because otherwise we 'll be bond to…

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