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Socrates' Analogy of the Cave

- At the beginning of Book Seven, in an attempt to better describe the education of the philosopher Socrates begins to set up an analogy with an ascent and descent into “the cave”. In Socrates’ cave analogy there was a group of people who were from childhood held in a dimly lit underground cave. The people were kept there in bonds that were designed to allow them to only what was in front of them by depriving them of the ability to turn their heads around. Also present in Socrates’ cave was a certain wall or partition separating the prisoners from another group of people who simply walked along a path carrying statues shaped after all that of beings and occasionally uttering sounds as the othe...   [tags: Socrates, Analogy of the Cave, philosophy, ]

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The Clan Of The Cave Bear

- The Clan of the Cave Bear The Earth’s Children series is a series of books written by Jean Auel, set in Europe somewhere between thirty and twenty-five thousand years ago. The Clan of the Cave Bears is the first book in the series. During this time in history there were two different species of human beings living in the area. There were Cro-Magnons, which were similar to today’s humans, but there were also Neanderthals. Neanderthals were a thicker and stockier species better suited for colder climates....   [tags: Human, Neanderthal, The Clan of the Cave Bear]

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The Dividing Lien of Plato's Allegory of the Cave

- Plato’s allegory of the cave, located in Book VII of The Republic is one of the most famous allegories in which he has created. This simile touches base on a number of philosophical ideas which Plato developed over the progression of The Republic (Plato, G.M.A Grube, 1993), the most noticeable being the dividing line. The dividing line is the point between the world of ideas where we live and the world of the forms which is in the heavens. This allegory of the cave helps people understand the theory on which philosophy is based....   [tags: Plato, Allegory of the Cave, analysis]

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The 19th Unnamed Cave Analysis

- The paper talked about the new mud glyph cave art site the was discovered in northern Alabama. It is believe that the artifacts and the images that is located in the cave linked back to the Early and Middle Woodland periods. The cave was named “19th Unnamed Cave” by a naming system that was used be University of Tennessee. Other main points in this paper include the 19th Unnamed Cave, the mud glyph art that it contains, and how the mud glyph contributes to the understanding of mud glyph assemblage preservation, and it helps illuminates the chronological placement of the art form....   [tags: mud, glyph, art, preservation, cave, author]

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Toni Cade Bambara’s The Lesson in the Cave

- Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson” in the Cave In “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato describes the cave as very dark with chained people inside and a wall where they can only see shadow illusions, which they believe is reality. Outside the cave, there is “light” and “truth.” One chained person is released into the “light,” which is uncomfortable at first, because of how bright the “light” or “truth” is however, once he adjusts, he realizes the outer world is the “truth” or reality and the cave is a shadow of reality....   [tags: truth, allegory of the cave]

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The Cave System Known As La Chappele Aux Saints

- There has been a lot of forethought that when into whether or not Neanderthals knew or understood the idea of burying the dead. They were seen as too primitive and culturally inept to bury their dead. This had been the same thought process until recent finding had uncovered, literally what was believed to be impossible. A cave system known as La Chappele-aux Saints located in France revealed a 50,000-year-old Neanderthal that been presumably buried. The individual had been carefully placed in a shallow grave with rocks piled up around them....   [tags: Human, Neanderthal, Pleistocene, Cave]

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Plato's The Allegory of the Cave

- Plato's The Allegory of the Cave In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” he suggests that there are two different forms of vision, a “mind’s eye” and a “bodily eye.” The “bodily eye” is a metaphor for the senses. While inside the cave, the prisoners function only with this eye. The “mind’s eye” is a higher level of thinking, and is mobilized only when the prisoner is released into the outside world. This eye does not exist within the cave; it only exists in the real, perfect world. The “bodily eye” relies on sensory perceptions about the world in order to determine what is reality....   [tags: Plato Allegory Cave Essays]

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The Allegory of the Cave by Plato

- The Allegory of the Cave by Plato      "The Allegory of the Cave," by Plato, explains that people experience emotional and intellectual revelations throughout different stages in their lives. This excerpt, from his dialogue The Republic, is a conversation between a philosopher and his pupil. The argument made by this philosopher has been interpreted thousands of times across the world. My own interpretation of this allegory is simple enough as Plato expresses his thoughts as separate stages. The stages, very much like life, are represented by growing realizations and newfound "pains." Therefore, each stage in "The Allegory of the Cave" reveals the relation between the growth of the mind an...   [tags: Plato Allegory Cave Philosophy Essays]

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The Allegory of the Cave and Dante

- The Allegory of the Cave and Dante “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.” This maxim applies to the poet Dante Alighieri, writer of The Inferno in the 1300s, because it asserts the need to establish oneself as a contributor to society. Indeed, Dante’s work contributes much to Renaissance Italy as his work is the first of its scope and size to be written in the vernacular. Due to its readability and availability, The Inferno is a nationalistic symbol....   [tags: Plato Allegory Cave Dante Essays]

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The Cave

- A large fracture in the otherwise solid rock served as entrance to the cave. The opening is a half a foot shorter than Jazzlyn’s five feet six inches, and approximately half as wide. Standing in front of the small threshold, the cool, musty air from inside the chamber leaks out through the crack and pricks her skin. The jagged gap is just big enough for her to squeeze through sideways if she keeps her head ducked down. To Jazzlyn this hardly felt like a challenge. First, extending her right arm through, followed by her shoulder, leg and hip, she firmly plants her right foot on the ground inside....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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History Of Cave And The Allegory Of The Cave

- Fedrick Douglass bondage and his freedom In Plato’s story in the “Allegory of the cave” makes a representation of realization and the truth. Fedrick Douglas, a narrative of the life of himself as a American slave, connects us to Plato’s philosophical idea shown in the story “The Allegory of the cave.” Fedrick Douglas illustrates the way in life of reality and truth, and the illusion the real world gives us. Fedrick Douglas was a African American slave who had no rights, Which connects his story to “My Bondage, My Freedom.” Fedrick Douglas tries to run away from his darkness and finds out the real truth and become aware of the real world....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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The Cave And The Kebara Cave

- Dear Gage, Logan, and Caedyn, Hey guys. How are you all doing. Hopefully you are doing as well as your mommy. It has been a very long couple of months and I should be home soon. I am sure no one has explained to you where I am located right now, so here are a couple maps for you. My friends and I have a camp located by the Hyonim Cave in Israel. The Hyonim Cave is where we are doing our research. We are looking for a species of hominids called the Neanderthals. There have been many discoveries in the Manot Cave and the Kebara Cave, so we thought we would find something promising in our cave....   [tags: Human, Neanderthal, Mitochondrial DNA, Thought]

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The Cave Vs. The Matrix And The Allegory Of The Cave

- In one of Plato’s works called The Allegory of the Cave he goes over what it means to get higher knowledge and the path you have to take to get to this higher knowledge. Plato also goes over how this higher knowledge or enlightenment will affect people and how they act. He ties this all together through what he calls the cave. Plato tells Glaucon a sort of story about how the cave works and what the people within the cave have to do to get to the enlightenment. A while down the road the Wachowski siblings with the help of Warner Brothers Studios made a movie titled The Matrix....   [tags: The Matrix, Morpheus, Reality, Human]

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##egories Of The Cave : The Matrix And The Allegory Of The Cave

- Enlightenment is something people have strived for, personally, for generations. The knowing of information is essentially to people for everyday life. In the movie The Matrix as well as in the story The Allegory of the Cave, written by Plato, being enlightened is sought after. In The Matrix you see Neo trying to find out what's going on and how everything is happening, both to him and to the people around him. In The Allegory of the Cave you see the prisoner being let out of the cave trying to find out what's going on and what's happening in a new world they've never experienced....   [tags: The Matrix, Morpheus, Difference]

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##ry Of The Cave Summary : The Allegory Of The Cave

- In the story “Allegory of The Cave” there are prisoners being held in a cave. Until one of the prisoners broke free, but because the now free prisoner is still being held in a dark cave Keep the tense present. since childhood he didn’t yet understand the outside world. He then made the choice to come to senses that the things he thought he saw in the dark cave was actually wrong. So he is now starting to learn the ways of how the outside world worked and began to adjust. With excitement that he went back to tell his old fellow prison mates, but because they were ignorant to the outside world they didn’t want to believe what he was saying....   [tags: Prison, The Prisoner, Debut albums, Present tense]

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The Death Of The Cave

- Question 1. The people in the cave have been chained so that they can only see the wall in front of them (Plato 450). Behind them is a fire and between them and the fire there is a raised walkway with a low wall. There is a constant stream of people walking behind the wall carrying a variety of objects and animals. The people who are chained are not able to see the people behind the wall only the shadows of the animals and objects. The voices and sounds of the animals and people talking echo off of the walls leading the prisoners to believe that the shadows are speaking....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, José Saramago, The Wall]

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The Death Of The Cave

- My whole life I have heard it said that we humans live our lives as delusions and we do. When I was a child, I used to think that whatever was in my head ,whether it could happen or not , was true and that people could be anything or do anything. Now when I think about it, I see that maybe those were just false beliefs because sometimes there are certain things that we humans are not able to do. In discussions of delusions , one controversial issue by Plato, has been that we are always in a cave and we can never come out no matter how much knowledge a person has....   [tags: Truth, Human, Religion, Humans]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- The allegory of the cave is an enlightening philosophical work made by Greek Philosopher, Plato. The allegory portrays people as sponges and that they only know as much as they are told, whether it is true or not and it compares the effect of education and the lack of it in human nature. Plato’s allegory of the cave is highly comparable to the movie called “The Truman Show”, which some may argue is a modern adaptation that is more relatable today. It shares some of the main themes of the allegory, for example the seven symbols of the cave: the light/fire, the shadows, the breaking of the chains, the prisoners, the free prisoner, the cave, and the real objects....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show, Reality]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave: An Enlightening Burden Imagine a group of people, prisoners, who had been chained to stare at a wall in a cave for all of their lives. Facing that wall, these prisoners can pass the time by merely watching the shadows casted from a fire they could not see behind them dance on the walls. These shadows became the closest to what view of reality the prisoners have. But what happens after one of these prisoners is unbound from his chains to inspect beyond the wall of shadows, to the fire and outside the cave....   [tags: Knowledge, Truth, The Prisoner, Plato]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato is one of the great philosophers in history, which still is teaching us lessons today. One of his most historic story, “Allegory of the Cave.” When discussing his views of truth and reality, and how the truth we experience is not direct or literal, is best explained through his words. Allegory of the cave in modern times, is the equivalent of the movie, “The Matrix” (The first film). What better representation of a classic tale told in a modern way. If the world you have learned to accept and the truth that you surround yourself with, could all be changed, would you take the leap of faith to truly understand what the truth is....   [tags: Truth, Mind, Theory, Reality]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- “The Allegory of the Cave” In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”, he tells a story about prisoners that were chained up in a cave. There were shadows constructed on the wall of the cave that played as the prisoner’s reality. One of the prisoners in the story ends up breaking free and begins to experience the real-world. Learning all that he had learned since the cave including the shadows was controlled by other people and a lie. When he went back to tell the others, the others were afraid of what he was saying and didn’t believe him....   [tags: Logic, Truth, Reality, Learning]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Welcome to the Real World While class begins on a shortened school week the students start by reading Plato 's “The Allegory of the Cave.” Reading, discussing, and then back to reading, the students have still gained a small amount of knowledge on what Plato 's theory really means. The teacher decides to watch the Wachowskis ' The Matrix, in hopes that the stories will connect. Beginning the movie, the students see how Plato 's idea of the chained people believing what is real to them equally compares to Neo, the main character of The Matrix, being unable to tell if he is awake or dreaming....   [tags: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave is a metaphor found in Book XII of The Republic written by the Greek philosopher, Plato. It is a dialogue between Plato and a man named Glaucon that discusses several different theories about human nature and the idea of enlightenment. Many people question whether or not the theories mentioned in Book XII apply to the government of the United States as it is today. It is evident after reading Book XII of Plato’s Republic that the answer is yes; his theories remain relevant, even in the world of today....   [tags: Truth, Theory, The Prisoner, Reality]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave is a hypothetical scenario, described by Plato, in the form of a conversation between Socrates and Glaucon. Socrates describes the picture of prisoners living in a cave where they have no source of light except for the one provided by the fire. There since birth, the prisoners live in a fixed position, staring at the shadows that are projected onto the walls. The puppeteers walk along a path behind the chained prisoners, each holding different objects. They live in a state of constant prediction, waiting for future shadows to be cast....   [tags: Religion, Truth, The Prisoner, Plato]

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The Allegory of the Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave or also known as, Myth of the Cave, is a good example of explaining the feature of the way people think. It is a concept that demonstrates how humans are fearful of change and what they don’t know. Plato says that men are living in an underground cave and it is a situation. The Allegory of the Cave is Plato's explanation of the education of the soul toward enlightenment. Plato talks about being free, everyday life, knowledge, and essentially what he wrote to be true. I think that he was very unique with his writings because there are so many ways to look at the world and his way was just one....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Beast In the Cave

- “You’ve just crossed over into The Twilight Zone” says Rod Serling before every episode of The Twilight Zone. A show that leaves it’s viewers in a macabre state. Instead of drawing a conclusion like most shows, the show usually ends mysteriously. It utilizes similar elements as other short half-hour shows, but goes about it in a different way. This outlandish style is seen in literature, more specifically short stories, as well. Even though other short stories employ the same literary devices, “The Beast In The Cave” by H.P....   [tags: Literary Analysis, H.P. Lovecraft]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Many people rely on what we can see, touch, smell, and hear to be real and true; however there is also the question of how do we know that something is real and true. The world we live in could be made up, and we all could be living in a fantasy. What we, as humans, believe to be real and true could all be a lie. For example, in the Allegory of the cave, these prisoners believed that the stories projected on the wall were true. These stories were fake, but the prisoners believed it was true because that is all they had been taught....   [tags: Morpheus, The Matrix, Redpill, The Matrix Reloaded]

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The Matrix Of The Cave

- “ They see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave”(Plato 1). This is from the article “ Allegory of the Cave” and there are oppressors in the story who are hiding the truth from the people who know nothing but what they are taught by them. In the film The Matrix, it shows a man named Neo who gets help from a man from the real world to help him escape. Neo finally sees the truth of the world he was living in and realize it was a lie and a illusion to him and the others who still don 't know the real world....   [tags: Morpheus, The Matrix, Redpill, The Matrix Reloaded]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Throughout the course of history, mankind has unceasingly strived to comprehend the purpose of our existence. Who are we. Why are we here. While many different conclusions to these questions have emerged, Plato shared Socrates’ believe that ignorance is the mind’s natural state and that our human existence is meant to be lived seeking true knowledge through debate and questioning. In “The Allegory of the Cave” from The Republic, Plato depicts a cave where prisoners are chained from their childhood to grow up only looking at the back of the cave wall....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Socrates, Platonism]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- gory of Cave What is the definition of perception and ignorance. Let us define perception as one’s view of life through rationalize of the external world and ignorance as an assumption without proof and contemplation. In the “Allegory of The Cave”, Plato uses Socrates to explain different types of people, one who sees the physical realm accepting ideas as they form and one who live in the knowledge realm by questioning their ideas. People of the knowledge realm are obligated to help those in the physical realm by removal of ignorance through questioning....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Perception, Islam]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- In Plato’s, “The Allegory of the Cave” he is telling a story about Socrates and a conversation with Glaucon, Plato’s brother. In this story Socrates tells Glaucon of a cave, “Behold. Human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads” (Plato)....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Socratic method]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- In this section, Plato is setting up the scene for the Allegory of the Cave where he also gives the Analogy of the Divided Line and the Analogy of the Sun. Plato is narrating a discussion between Socrates and Glaucon. “Next, then,” I said, “make an image of our nature in its education and want of education, likening it to a condition of the following kind. See human beings as though they were in an underground cave-like dwelling with its entrance, a long one, open to the light across the whole width of the cave....   [tags: Truth, Reality, Plato, Ontology]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato Story "The Allegory of the cave" had many common ideas between the two stories "Learning to Read and Write" By Fredrick Douglas and "The Lonely, Good company of Books" by Richard Rodriguez , the few common ideas were how education was eye opening after it was obtained, the idea to understand, and ones perspective of life. Throughout Plato 's story "The Allegory of the cave" men are stuck in this cave with their backs turned away from the light, until one day a man turns towards the light and learns for himself what the light is about....   [tags: Learning, Education, Knowledge]

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The Myth Of The Cave

- The myth of the Cave, found in the seventh book of Plato’s Republic, depicts a group of people chained in the pit of a cavern, unable to see anything but the shadows of people, and the objects they carry with them, traveling past a fire behind them (186-7). This serves as an illustration of the epistemology Socrates had begun to develop in the preceding book with the images of the Sun and the Line. It also functions as a segue into the related discussion of educational theory. Additionally, though less apparent, the analogy can also be read as a defense of philosophy, an important topic for Plato in light of his teacher’s infamous death, “the founding myth of the academic discipline of philo...   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Epistemology, Logic]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- For millennia authors have been exploring the concept of truth and how it relates to everyday life, and it still continues to be a common theme in literature. It dates back to 340 B.C. when Plato wrote “The Allegory of the Cave” to present day literary texts. Although truth may not always be apparent at first, it still persists and does not change due to one’s opinion. While humans are able to analyze their surroundings and situations, it is not possible to know the truth without all necessary information....   [tags: Truth, Mind, Reality, Perception]

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The Allegory of the Cave

- The allegory of the cave is a philosophical writing in art form of allegory. The main idea of this story is realism. Moreover, Plato wants to explain to us in what we make mistakes and how we are able to misunderstand what life is. Socrates said: “Let show me how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened.” There are two ways how we can comprehend this story. Firstly, Plato desired to show that we might not figure out true reality, how Socrates said: “Human beings living in underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den”, as an example, we may say that we are unenlightened, and when somebody understands some new things we do not believe him and...   [tags: Plato's philosophy]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Red Pilled People often accept what is presented to them as fact instead of meeting the information with skepticism. In “The Allegory of the Cave,” by Plato, and in The Matrix, by the Wachowski Brothers, both include public masses that are unaware of their blindness to the true reality of their worlds. Also, few people exist in both texts that have escaped the oppression of those who rule the masses, discovering legitimate reality for the first time in their lives. These people who have escaped are no longer slaves of the illusion of reality presented to them by their oppressors....   [tags: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- In the Allegory of The Cave, Plato states that "the prison world is the world of sight, the light of the fire is the sun, and you will not misapprehend me if you interpret the journey upwards to be the ascent of the soul into the intellectual world according to my poor belief". Everything described in the Allegory of The Cave holds a double meaning as a symbol for something else; the prison world symbolizes our world and the fire casting shadows on the walls of the cave is in actuality the sun. Only the sun isn 't just the sun, it is a representation of the good and the truth in this world....   [tags: Jesus, Baptism, John the Baptist, Gospel of John]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- It was during my senior year of high school in my philosophy class that I was changed by a reading/writing experience. We had to read a short story called "The Allegory of the Cave" which was taught by the prestigious philosopher Socrates, but written by his protege Plato. At first I really didn 't want to do this assignment, it sounded kind of boring. But once I actually did it, it turned out to be a really interesting story. It made me think deeper into everything I do, and it showed me different perceptions on what is happening....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Perception, Psychology]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- “Welcome all. This is a glorious day, as we are beyond excited to have world-class writer Tristan Teichmeier here at the Pulitzer Prize Convention to read off his most recent work of brilliance, an essay on the impact of critical, creative, and independent thinking. Now, without further ado, we introduce to you Tristan Teichmeier.” “Ser especial” is what I always used to hear from my mom when I was little. It translates to “be special,” and is something I try and pride myself on every time I take on a challenge....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, Christopher Nolan]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- According to “The Allegory of the Cave,” “ The Oedipus Complex,” and “ The Personal and the Collective Unconscious,” people 's behavior in society originates in the conscious and unconscious minds. Different people have different kinds of personalities which are caused by different types of education, environments, cultures and experiences. These elements strongly influence how they regard the world, and influence how their conscious mind works. When people act how they want it means that they use their conscious minds....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Carl Jung, Mind, Consciousness]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- Education plays an essential and meaningful role in the world. Everyone is born to be educated in order to enrich their minds. There are various ways human can be educated and get rid of ignorance. In the text “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, it describes the ignorance of those prisoners. They reject to receive the truths about the outside world. Ignorance is horrible, but it is even more pathetic if people refuse to obtain knowledge. It is important to understand ourselves and find a best way to improve ourselves....   [tags: Knowledge, Learning, Education]

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The Mystical Cave

- It was a dark moonless night as I drove down highway 34. I was fatigued with the eight hour drive and the tiresome boredom of the never ending road. Then out of nowhere a deer jumped in front of my vehicle. I slammed on the breaks hoping to stop the inevitable. The front end of the car slammed into the side of the deer. With the sound of a loud “thunk” and metal twisting, smoke snaked out from under my hood. I cursed under my breath and stepped out of what was left of my car and examined the ordeal....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Perception Of Reality In The Cave And Plato's Cave Allegory

- We live a blind life, we do not search for true meaning of life or to find our own realities, instead we go day by day blind, seeing only what is put in front of us and not questioning it. We need to leave the cave, find our own sun, our own perception of reality. Plato’s Allegory will be explained as I see it, a film that relates to Plato’s Cave Allegory and finally a summary on my findings. Plato’s Cave Allegory left my mind racing, so many thoughts passed through my head of my own perception of reality....   [tags: Reality, Mind, Truth, Metaphysics, The Prisoner]

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Allegory Of The Cave And The Matrix Essay

- The quote “The power and capacity of learning exists in the soul already” comes from the Greek philosopher, Plato. He hints at the fact of knowledge residing within a person from birth (Plato 288). However, he also goes on to say a person must achieve enlightenment to reach full potential of learning. The Allegory of the Cave, by Plato, explores the concept of enlightenment through the abstract image of releasing lifelong prisoners from a cave. Once released, the prisoners achieve enlightenment through their experiences in the outside world....   [tags: The Matrix, Morpheus, The Matrix Reloaded]

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The Allegory of The Cave, by Plato

- Plato’s logical strategy in the allegory of the cave is of deductive reasoning. Plato uses a cave containing people bound by chains which constrict their neck and legs in such a way that they are unable to turn around and there is a fire roaring behind them casting shadows on the wall. Since the prisoners cannot turn their heads to see what is casting the shadow the only thing they can perceive are the shadows and the sounds that seem to becoming from them. This is what Plato argues in the allegory of the cave “To them, I said, the truth would literally be nothing but the shadows of the images.”(The Allegory of the Cave Plato)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Rhetoric]

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Allegory Of The Cave And The Matrix Essay

- “Will he not fancy that the shadows which he formerly saw are truer than the objects which are now shown to him”(Plato 285). In both “The Allegory of the Cave” and “The Matrix” they explore the same idea and question of what is “reality”. In the Cave prisoners are chained to walls and are not allowed to move or speak to one another only left with a shadow on the wall and their imaginations of what is reality. In Matrix we are shown a character by the name of Neo exploring the “real world” outside of the matrix....   [tags: The Matrix, Simulated reality, Virtual reality]

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Symbolism In Plato's The Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato, a famous Greek philosopher and a student of Socrates who wrote the Allegory of the Cave, attempts to answer some of the philosophical questions, most notably about the nature of reality. He tells the 'Allegory of the Cave' as a conversation between his mentor, Socrates, who inspired many of Plato's philosophical theories, and one of Socrates' students, Glaucon. The allegory symbolizes the world as a dark cave with humans as trapped prisoners, and all of our experiences shadows on a wall. Through vivid imagery, Plato’s symbolism creates a message and enlightens the minds of those who turn away from intellectualism....   [tags: Perception, Sense, Philosophy, Psychology, Mind]

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The 59th Unnamed Cave in Florida

- ... The prehistoric sherds of the 59th Unnamed Cave can generally be sorted as plain or check stamped. The plain and the worn out check stamped is hard to classified because there are so many variations of it. However the check stamped is a distinctive pattern that can be easily classify. Plain ceramic sherds indicate that the time when the cave was occupied is in the earlier Woodland period, while the checked stamped indicate that the time the cave was occupied is in the Late Woodland period. There are a total of eight individual petroglyph in the cave....   [tags: rock art, glyphs]

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Analysis Of Allegory Of The Cave

- The Allegory of the Cave comes from book number seven of Plato’s “The Republic”. The Allegory uses a cave to demonstrate the lives of human beings. The Allegory portrays four main sections. The first section is about the topography or layout of the cave which explains what is in the cave. The next section is about the dynamics of escape or release from the cave. The third is about the existence outside of the cave, and the last sections explains the return or descent back into the cave. Plato shows us how we are much like the prisoners trapped by the artifacts or distractions created by the fire dwellers, and how these distractions take up our lives....   [tags: Universe, World, Reality, Sun, The Prisoner, Earth]

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Analysis Of ' Allegory Of The Cave '

- Long ago, caves were the only shelter available to man. There was no choice but to live in them. They provided warmth and protection. Living in a cave in today’s society would be torturous. Depression plays a role in society today, and people live with it non-stop. Depression is isolating and leaves one in the darkness. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” helps show how a person is captured by depression, living inside their own mind just like the cave, and how to see the light of escaping depression is like the sun....   [tags: Sun, Light, Caves, Great Depression]

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The Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

- Stuck in Another World To start, what would your life be like if you were stuck in a world where you couldn’t see the end. This reminds me of being in a cave and not being able to find a way out to the other side. In the Allegory of the Cave by Plato: the prisoners are chained in a cave so that all they can see the shadows on the back wall. They have been held captive since childhood and were unable to move except what was in front of them. He was able to state how the prisoners were comfortable and felt safe while in the cave compared to the real world....   [tags: Truth, Reality, René Descartes, Ontology]

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The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave by Plato

- The Matrix and the cave There are numerous similarities between The Matrix and “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato. “The Allegory of the Cave” has prisoners of the cave that are unable to move and only able to see what passes over their cave and there is one prisoner that is freed (Plato, circa 380 BC). The Matrix has humans trapped inside of the matrix. (Silver Pictures & Wachowski Brothers, 1999). The main character is Neo. Neo represents the prisoner from Plato’s cave that was freed. Neo woke up to a reality that was not easy to understand....   [tags: prisoners, humans, perception, reality]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- The Philosopher Plato was alive during the period of 400 BCE. One of his most famous excerpts cited in philosophy is Plato’s allegory of the cave. Plato believed that innate ideas came from the world of form. He was a rationalist and he held a very strict notion of knowledge. Plato’s allegory of the cave is a theory concerning human perception and is very significant to philosophy. To briefly summarize the allegory the people who grew up in the cave all their life had been retrained from seeing anything that wasn’t in frontal viewing....   [tags: Platonism, Epistemology, Mind, Meaning of life]

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The Truman Show And The Allegory Of The Cave

- In 400 B.C.E. Plato created the enlightening philosophical work, the Allegory of the Cave. He said seeing your senses is not enough. The Allegory of the Cave is a concept where the Greek philosopher questions the basis of human existence. The film “The Truman show, starring Jim Carey, incorporates the whole idea of the Allegory of the Cave and raises similar concerns. They both deal with the idea that humans assume that where ever they find themselves is the real world and whatever life presents them is reality....   [tags: Reality, Reality television, Truth]

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Allegory Of The Cave And The Matrix Essay

- What is reality. Is it a fictional creation individuals have created for themselves over a course of centuries. What is real; what is not real. In Allan Bloom’s, The Republic of Plato, originally, The Republic, by Plato, is based off of Plato’s teacher, Socrates’, work. Plato used Socrates’ work as a means to write the “Allegory of the Cave” and uncover the true meanings behind: what is true form. What do individuals deem as being real. The Matrix, a 1999 science fiction film, starring Keanu Reeves, illustrates a reality for humans that is actually a simulated reality, known as “the Matrix.” Furthermore, in both pieces of work, The Republic of Plato and The Matrix, function as a means to dis...   [tags: The Matrix, Simulated reality, Virtual reality]

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A View into the Allegory of the Cave

- In the time of the Greek Empire, when they defined themselves as the world power, the creation and development of sciences both physical and social were in a revolution. One notable science that saw strides of development were the sciences of philosophy, a system of logic, debate and desire for wisdom. The most noted and heard of these men was the formidable Aristotle, but the importance here is in a student, Plato. Plato was an idealistic philosopher, who saw beyond physical constraints of life into his higher beliefs of formless ideas being a truth of life and reality....   [tags: Plato's Philosophies, Greek Empire]

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The Allegory Of The Cave By David Sedaris

- David Sedaris’ stubborn disposition often gets in the way of his understanding of others and of himself. Sedaris, like a prisoner in The Allegory of the Cave, often thinks his is the truest reality, rejecting the aspects of life that do not appeal to him. Throughout Me Talk Pretty One Day, the people in Sedaris’ life try to pull Sedaris out of his cave into the sunlight or sometimes into their own caves. Despite the new knowledge he gains from being “reluctantly dragged” out of his cave into others’ caves, Sedaris demands autonomy over his own view....   [tags: Sun, A Different World, Guitar, World]

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Euthyphro Analysis : The Allegory Of The Cave

- Sabrina Hill June 29, 2017 Adam Pave Phil 101 Euthyphro Analysis Paper After reading The Allegory of the Cave we see how the journey of the truth unfolds. Euthyphro also takes a similar road to the truth. Both, Allegory of the cave and Euthyphro are very similar in the ways that they both are in search of this truth. Ignorance and wisdom are both brought about in these texts. Both Explore and face many struggles to this light. The Allegory of the Cave helps in the understanding of the Euthyphro text because it sets us in the right direction on the discovery to the truth where we learn how ignorance can prevent you from gaining wisdom....   [tags: Plato, Truth, Knowledge, Prison, Question]

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The 11th Unnamed Cave in Tennessee

- ... The ways that the artifacts were dated was by looking that the markings and the brushing of the ceramics. In the center of the main gallery there are three area of concentrations of glyph and that there were twenty-two glyph were found total. Of the twenty-two glyph there were seventeen petroglyph, five pictograph, and one small panel of mud glyphs. One of the petroglyph is believed to be a pair of woodpecker flying, there are some evidence that the author laid out to show that the pair of birds were identifiable and the uniqueness of the engraving....   [tags: pictographs, petroglyphs and mud glyphs]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- Plato defines wisdom as the constant pursuit of knowledge in his dialogue The Republic Plato illustrates his idea of forms through an analogy, the allegory of the cave. In this dialogue, Plato exemplifies wisdom and inadvertently creates an analogy that is applicable to modern day Christianity. In Plato 's allegory, there are many examples of individuals who display the characteristics of one he would presume wise. In his allegory, there are two groups of people; those who are in the cave and those who are outside the cave....   [tags: Plato, Virtue, Wisdom, Christianity]

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The Republic And The Allegory Of The Cave

- The Republic and The Allegory of the Cave In the Allegory of the Cave there are prisoners are chained up together in which they are all facing the back wall. There is a firing behind the prisoners and the only thing that they can see are the shadows of the people behind them. The fire casts shadows on the wall so this is the only thing that they see. Their entire lives have been based on these shadows on the wall. These prisoners have been chained up since birth, so what they see on the walls is all they know....   [tags: Platonism, Epistemology, Theory of Forms]

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Symbolism In The Allegory Of The Cave

- In Plato’s “The Allegory Of The Cave” a lot of symbolization of life now with close minded people and back when he wrote the story exists till this day. People who are only taught one thing or don’t have any other vision or don’t expand their mind. For example the people in the story only seeing the cave their whole life have no idea what the world is like. The cave is a symbol of life close minded people live. The prisoners in the cave have never seen anything but the cave. For example, people who are taught to be racists from the time they are born are most likely will grow up racist, they don’t understand other people’s ideas or reasons of others just the ones they were taught....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Cognition, Idea, Reality]

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An Analysis Of Plato 's ' The Cave '

- What is reality. An enduring question, philosophers have struggled to identify its definition and basic concept since the beginning of time. Plato, in his provocative essay, The Cave, used symbols and images to ridicule and explain how humanity easily justifies their current reality while showing us that true wisdom and enlightenment lies outside this fabricated version of reality. If he were alive in modern times, he would find society unchanged; still uneducated and silently trapped in our own hallucination of reality with only the glimmer of educational paths available....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres, Gameplay]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- In Republic book VII Plato explains his analogy of the cave (an analogy is a simple story that has metaphorical meaning). Plato uses the analogy to help describe his philosophical position on the main difference between the physical world and the World of Forms (WoF). He believes that his analogy could clearly explain to others why the physical or world of sense experience was nothing but an illusion; that true reality must be found in the eternal unchanging World of Forms. Plato’s analogy begins in a cave....   [tags: Mind, Reality, Epistemology, Plato]

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Allegory Of The Cave And The Matrix

- Karen Wong Marga Teichman English 101 7 June 2017 Response Two: “The Allegory of the Cave” and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” and the film The Matrix, we are able to see connections between the two works as they comment on the definition of reality. As presented in “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato juxtaposes the enlightened people (as depicted by those who have seen the sun and been out of the cave) and the ignorant people (as depicted by those who only know what is within the cave)....   [tags: Reality, The Matrix, Virtual reality]

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Allegory Of The Cave Essay

- Bringing the Dark to Light In the essay “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato addresses how humans generally do not pursue knowledge. Most humans are satisfied with what they already know and do not want to expand their knowledge. Plato uses simple examples to help the reader understand his logic on why humans do not expand their knowledge. In the beginning of the essay, Socrates creates the setting by creating an illusion of a cave, prisoners and the sun. The prisoners are trapped in a cave and are chained head to toe....   [tags: Truth, Knowledge, The Prisoner, Logic, Plato]

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Socrates And The Allegory Of The Cave

- The philosopher Plato in his seminal work The Republic argues using Socrates as his vehicle in the allegory of the cave that knowledge and truth lead to freedom. Glaucon and Socrates enter into a discussion of a group of prisoners who can only see what is right in front of their faces. They are chained in a cave unable to move. Behind them in there is a fire and a group of puppeteers, their keeps, who use props: vessels, statues, puppets, and other objects to cast shadows on the wall in front of the prisoners....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Truth, Epistemology]

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Matrix : The Matrix And The Allegory Of The Cave

- “There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path,” a quote by Morpheus in The Matrix. Reflecting on both The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave, the storyline goes deep into the knowledge of enlightenment. Putting what we think of enlightenment into a new perspective. Both of these profound stories go into a topic about what is real life or is all of it just a dream. Starting off in the centuries ago text, Allegory of the Cave, Plato goes in depth about what his thoughts on politics, understanding of human experience, and knowledge....   [tags: The Matrix, Morpheus, Simulated reality]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- The classic work, “Plato, The Allegory of the Cave” vividly represents an individual’s will to master enlightenment or failure thereof. Furthermore, the piece attempts to facilitate learning in hopes to encourage or expand deep-thinking among its society. Additionally, the work utilizes a cave, chains, shadows, and an escapee which symbolically represents an individual’s need to confront comfort level, enslavement, perception, and freedom. From this translation, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave demonstrates a notable interest and most importantly provides a detailed illustration of how one can achieve knowledge or miscarry it altogether....   [tags: Perception, Sense, Mind, Knowledge]

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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

- Plato is one of the most iconic authors in the history of philosophy. Even today, his words live strong in modern thinking and society. He was a highly spoken citizen of Athens (Kraut, 2013). His input in the politics and the society of Athenian life made him a major player in the success of democracy in ancient civilization (Kraut, 2013). Being one of the first real “philosophers” in history, Plato was looked up to by scholars of that time, as well as current philosophers of our time. His most influential work of writing is The Republic where he makes many assumptions while also including ideas and conversations with other thinkers of the time like Socrates and Thrasymachus (Kraut, 2013)....   [tags: history of philosophy]

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The Allegory Of The Cave And The Apology

- "The Allegory of the Cave" and "The Apology" by Plato explore the methods in which people for themselves, usually through the cultivation of the soul. "The Allegory of the Cave" employs an allegory to highlight the importance of the soul, while "The Apology" focuses on Plato 's beloved mentor, Socrates, and his views on tur value of the soul. Both allegory and dialogue seek to stress the importance of the truth to caring for one 's self. The pursuit of the truth and the care of the self are intricately intertwined; one cannot do without the other....   [tags: Soul, Socrates, Plato, Life]

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Analysis Of Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

- Assignment Using a Source for "Allegory of the Cave" by Plato INTRODUCTION In the story of "Allegory of the Cave", Plato illustrates his concerning on humanity and education. By the meaning of "Allegory of the Cave", we understand the effect of education on us. Most of the people ignore the importance of teaching, and they seek to learn the knowledge of the book or other materials. Therefore, they don 't care the truth or ignore it, which leads the truth far from us. "Indeed, the very principle that education ought to be more concerned with drawing out various human potentials than with only depositing information into students owes its origin to Plato" (Burch 7)....   [tags: Education, Truth, Ideology, Psychology]

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Self Reflection In The Allegory Of The Cave

- As one reads Plato’s timeless classic, “The Allegory of the Cave,” from his best known work, The Republic, one begins an experience of self reflection. As one follows the path of the freed prisoner, one begins to see their own image embodied in the prisoner, triggered by all sorts life experiences and mindsets. As I read and analyzed the philosophical message of the “Allegory of the Cave” Plato spoke to my developing teenage mind. He showed me how my current transition to adulthood is more of a “light” of passage, than a rite of passage....   [tags: High school, Reality, 2002 albums, The Prisoner]

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Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

- In life the more we understand a certain topic the better prepared we will be to handle it when it comes our way. It doesn’t matter if it is Math or Philosophy the knowledge we acquire through education about subjects will be used to our advantage. Knowing and understanding philosophy is because it gives us an upper hand when it comes to life. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave he depicts a world in which people who lack knowledge are trapped inside a cave where all they know is what they can see through the shadows that creep into the caves....   [tags: Logic, Argument, Philosophy, Plato]

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The Allegory Of The Cave By Plato

- In The Allegory of the Cave by Plato, a controversial issue has been whether “pouring in of knowledge” is not education or whether it is education. On one hand, some argue that education is the process of receiving or giving logical instruction. From this perception, education is all about learning and teaching from one generation to another. On the other hand, however, others argue that education is not all about “pouring in of knowledge.” In the words of Plato, “education isn’t what some people declare it to be, naming, putting knowledge into souls that lack it, like putting sight into blind eyes (5)....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, Plato]

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Reality of the Shadows: The Allegory of the Cave

- Philosophers are often tempted to find out the hidden meanings behind the apparent reality. A lot of valuable contributions to that particular philosophical topic were made by Plato. Much of contemporary philosophy is still being based upon what he had left behind. Also, many other themes developed by philosophers can be related to Plato`s vision of reality and form. William Goulding in his essay, ‘Thinking as a Hobby’ assigns three grades to thinkers based on their understanding of the world and their perceptions of truth....   [tags: philosophy, Plato, Goulding]

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Allegory Of The Cave Analysis

- In the story “Allegory Of The Cave” it shows a life lesson on how individuals can act stubborn in the world because they are not educated or aware of certain artifacts. In this essay i will give you examples of how real life situations relate to the story “Allegory Of The Cave”.  In Plato’s story “Allegory Of the Cave” there are a group of prisoners that have been chained in a dark cave their whole life not being able to turn back at all. The only contact they have with the outside world is seeing the shadows of the things that pass behind them....   [tags: Prison, 2002 albums, Life, The Real World, World]

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Eye Regression in Cave Animals

- Based on experimental evidence from the Astyanax mexicanus investigation, it can be argued that eye regeneration in the dark cave environment is due to adaptive evolution. Experiments that have been carried out on Astyanax cavefish do not seem to favor the neutral mutation theory. The results from these experiments have shown that several eye genes are pleiotropic and regulatory since they have many functions in development in addition to their eye forming roles. This means that the genes do not experience the neutral decay process....   [tags: experimental evidence, Astyanax mexicanus ]

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Allegory Of The Cave Essay

-                 Allegory Of The Cave     In Plato’s story “Allegory Of the Cave” there are a group of prisoners that have been chained in a dark cave their whole life not being able to turn back at all. The only contact they have with the outside world is seeing the shadows of the things that pass behind them. Then one prisoner becomes free and is able to explore the outside world. When the freed prisoner steps outside for the first time in his life the beaming sun blinds him but then gets used to the sun and is amazed by everything not being just a shadow....   [tags: 2002 albums, Prison, The Real World, World, Change]

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