What a Wonderful World of Shadows

Plato's allegory of the cave is a very famous example of his attack on perceptual experience as the source of knowledge. Roughly, the idea is that if all your experience of the world were two-dimensional, as the projection of shadows on a wall, you'd be justified in believing that you were experiencing reality, but you'd still be wrong. If the guy in the video below had lived during his time, I think Plato would have humped his leg...


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