Allegory of Cave

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Title: Allegory of Cave
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Subject: Philosophy
Date: December 20, 1996
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Behind us are three important objects: a fire casting light on the walls of the cave, a pathway leading out of the cave, and groups of people moving objects that cast shadows on the walls of the cave. We see only the shadows in front of us, and have no clue that these are merely shadows being created by moving objects...
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We see only the shadows in front of us, and have no clue that these are merely shadows being created by moving objects. Having no reason to think otherwise, we consider the shadows to be real. Thus, our lives consist of watching shadows. We are mesmerized by our world, not knowing its vacuous nature...
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