Philosophy

2) In Republic VII, Socrates offers the allegory of the cave as an image of the soul’s ignorance or lack of education. Briefly, explain the story of the prisoner’s ascent from the cave and what the objects at the four main levels of the cave story represent in the steps of a soul’s education. How does Socrates define education? (Why must the whole soul be turned?) When a soul reaches the last stage of education, what does it know? Why, according to Socrates, will the philosopher-kings agree to rule in the city?

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