Plato’s Divided Line and Cave Allegory

After all this time blogging, I can't believe I haven't written about Plato's divided line analogy, the cave allegory's sophisticated cousin. It's deep, it's mystifying, it's what makes The Republic The Republic. I don't plan to explain the divided line in a scholarly fashion—there's plenty of that kind of thing around. In other words, I'm … Continue reading Plato’s Divided Line and Cave Allegory