Friday, January 29, 2016

Illustration: Allegory of the Cave

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is possibly the single most widely cited philosophical metaphors ever, but interpretations of the allegory vary.  Depending on your perspective, it can either be a metaphor for the way we learn or else a political story about the way our leaders should behave.  It's also very commonly used to illustrate the evils of modern media addition.  In any case, the imagery Plato uses in the allegory has captivated the imaginations of scholars for centuries.

In its most recent incarnation, artists CTopkis and JTopkis interpret the Allegory of the Cave with an instagram comic.  

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