Episode 20 Republic: Part III The Allegory of The Cave

The Global Novel: a literature podcast

Jun 15 2022 • 21 mins


The Allegory of the Cave, or Plato's Cave, is an allegory presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic to compare "the effect of education(παιδεία) and the lack of it on our nature". It is written as a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter.

Along with my reading of the cave, what you will hear is the original text read by Dr. Jim Nielson, former faculty member in arts and humanities at University of British Columbia.

Recommended reading:
Plato, Republic Book VI-X


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