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Plato's allegory of the cave: Experience

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What I want you to think about is how what we KNOW is created by our EXPERIENCES. Think here about how hard it is to learn new perspectives and beliefs. How would you feel coming out of Plato's cave? Would this be a difficult thing? Provide an example of an experience of yours where you were enlightened like Plato is talking about? What happened when you told others about what you had just learned? Were they receptive to your ideas? Or did they think you were crazy?

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Plato's Allegory of the Cave from Personal Experience

Plato's Allegory of the Cave to me speaks about experiencing Enlightenment and gaining knowledge from a very personal encounter. I think that each of us experience reality and the world uniquely, we have very different takes, perspectives, experiences and interpretations of reality therefore while the knowledge we glean from studying in school, at work or by experience are similar being ...

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The solution is a concise 488-word essay on Plato's allegory of the cave in terms of its implications on knowing, belief and the influence/effect of experience. Coming from a first person viewpoint, the essay discusses possible perspectives of people 'coming out' of the 'cave' and by example relates an experience of enlightenment and the difficulty of relating to others by virtue of experience. A word version is attached for easy printing. References are listed.

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