Essay on The Unreality Of Reality : Plato 's The Allegory Of The Cave

1691 Words May 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
The Unreality of Reality What is Reality? Is the that the people exist in reality real or is it fake or is it the perception of what the people say reality really is. Reality is the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or national idea of them. According to philosopher Plato in the story of “The Allegory of the Cave” Plato expresses that the reality that the government allows the people to live in is fake. Plato says “Most people, including ourselves, live in a world of relative ignorance” (Plato one). Plato is saying that the people live in a world with a lack of knowledge of not really knowing the truth of what the people really live in, which displays the reality is fake. In addition to living in a world of relative ignorance, Plato also than says “We are comfortable with that ignorance, because it is all we know” (Plato one). Plato reveals that the people have settled with the ignorant world only because is all they have known. Plato then adds to that statement with him by declaring that the people who live in the cave of unreality “can only see their own shadows or the shadows of others.” Plato then indicates that the people living in that cave could not learn the truth. “How can they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?” (Plato one). Plato meaning of the statement is to clarify that the people will not know the truth because they are not allowed to turn their heads to learn it.…

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