An Allegory

Aug 14, 2017 - 6 minutes
Socrates: And now, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: Behold human beings living in an underground cave, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the cave; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads.