Key Lessons from Plato’s Republic — Book VII

Please read from Key Lessons from Plato’s Republic — Book I, as this story is part of a broader series on Plato’s Republic.

Socrates introduces the most exquisite and renowned metaphor in Western philosophy in Book VII: the allegory of the cave. This metaphor is intended to demonstrate the impact of education on the human soul. Education pushes the philosopher up the divided line, and…