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Translation by
Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893)
published in 1871.




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Plato's Sun and Line analogies...

I need to write an essay on Plato's Sun and Line analogies, and I'm struggling with basic comprehension :'( It looks like the two ideas contradict each other-- I'm officially confused. What I understand of the Sun analogy: light from the sun allows man to see, which reveals the world. Like man, the soul is illuminated by truth. (things fall apart for me about here.) :mad2: Line analogy: it's not the line that's important, it's the idea that the line conveys. Am I just dumber than the rest of the world? because these aren't making any sense to me...I read the chapter through twice. I am trying...:willy_nilly: thanks in advance to anyone who takes pity on me.


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