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...st instead return to the cave (society) and attempt to make them also aware of all he has discovered. While it may seem like a punishment to force them back into the cave we are reminded that Socrates’ worry in creation is the happiness of the whole not of any party in particular which make this a very just action to take. Since Socrates maintains that the philosopher would not be able to make it to his level of understanding without being first forced from the “cave” through education afforded to him by the people of the city just as the prisoner had to drug from the cave in the analogy. In order to show some type of gratitude to the other the people of the town and to maintain that the people in the city will have a descent understanding of what is just, it is not only just but necessary in order for the city to work mandatory that “prisoner” return to the cave.
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