The Crystal Cave

The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart, is a story in the first person, whereas an elderly Merlin tells of his coming of age. The novel began in medieval Wales in the kingdom of Maridunum. The story then moves to Brittany, or Lesser Britain. He then comes back to Wales, then, the rest of Greater Britain, […]

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Allegory of the Cave by Plato

The philosopher Plato was the first to state about uniform, circular and regular movement of celestial bodies. In his works, we meet for the first time the planets named after the gods completely conterminous with Babylon. Plato was the first to formulate a problem for mathematicians: to find by means of what uniform and regular […]

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Allegory of the Cave

Plato is son of an affluent and dignified family; he was organizing his profession in politics when the trial and ultimate execution of Socrates altered the path of his life. He discarded his political profession and changed to philosophy, starting a school on the suburbs of Athens devoted to the Socratic hunt for wisdom. Plato’s […]

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Plato’s Allegory of Cave

In the allegory of the cave, Plato makes an attempt to describe the condition of the people who are chained to their narrow world of reality. They can see only the shadows of the objects reflected by the fire behind upon the wall of the cave they have been chained in for the life.

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