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Underground London: Welcome to Plato's Cave: "under-standing" and the Meaning of Life
  • Category
    Debates and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    20 April 2013
  • Time
    2:30 PM
  • Price
    Free
Underground London: Welcome to Plato's Cave: "under-standing" and the Meaning of Life
Photo © Phil Maxwell

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is perhaps the most famous passage of philosophy ever written. But what does it mean? Plato imagines a group of people imprisoned in a cave without any knowledge of the outside world. The message? These underground dwellers are us! How might this be true? Surely, our colourful world couldn’t be more different from the grey confines of the cave. Yet Plato would disagree. Is Plato right? And if he is, what can we do about it?

Rick Lewis is the founder and editor of Philosophy Now.

This event is organised in partnership with Philosophy for All.

No advance booking required. Please note places are limited.

 

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