The Soul Reason

The idea of a soul is one of the main driving forces in the Allegory of the Cave. Plato helps his readers try to understand the soul’s intricate involvement in the ultimate enlightenment of truth that Plato often refers to as knowledge and education. Rising out the cave, a prisoner becomes free and this person will only be able to comprehend education and learning if that person can go back to the cave and find reason and reality through both realms. Plato tries to say that the soul is the filter in which the individual learns; he says that we all have the capacity to learn, but we have to take our soul and use it to guide us through the light of the sun and dimness of the cave. Like Plato says, we must turn ourselves all the way around in order to see not just part of the good but rather all of the good. --Sarah Knoth

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