The Allegory of the Cave- How does he use his comparisons to make his argument?

Plato compares a number of things in this essay – the material world to the world of ideas, the life of the mind to the work of governing, silver and gold to virtue and wisdom. How does he use his comparisons to make his argument?

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One Response to “The Allegory of the Cave- How does he use his comparisons to make his argument?”

  1. Olynthiac says:

    - They were allegories. Hence, the title.