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The Allegory of the Cave

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we provide context and a summary of the allegory of the cave as a metaphor for understanding the power of beliefs.

Objective

Be familiar with the allegory of the cave and be prepared to use it as a teaching resource for understanding the power of beliefs.

Description

Explain the allegory of the cave as a metaphor for understanding the power of beliefs. Provide the author, source and historical context for the allegory of the cave. Describe Socratic dialogue.

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