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Plato's Cave, Christian thought and Aristotle's worldview.

A discussion of Plato's understanding of rationalism and human knowing and how his Allegory of the Cave depicts this understanding and parallels Christian thought. A comparison of Aristotle's and Plato's worldviews based on the understanding of rationalism and human knowing and the cave allegory.

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Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave' is where he expresses his view on human knowledge in relation to reality. The cave is connected to the outside world by a passage that is so long that it prevents light from entering the cave. At the far end of the cave there are people with their backs to the entrance. The are chained in so that they are immobile and therefore can not see one another or any part of themselves. All they can see is the wall in front of them. They know no other life nor that anything else exists. In the cave behind the people is a fire and between the fire and the prisoners is a wall. On the other side of the wall are people who carry things. The shadows of these people are cast upon the wall in front of the prisoners and ...

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Plato's understanding of rationalism and human knowing and how his Allegory of the Cave depicts this understanding and parallels Christian thought. Finally, compare/contrast Aristotle's worldview with what you know about Plato's worldview based on his understanding of rationalism and human knowing and his allegory.

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