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The Dialogues of Plato - Page 348
by Plato - 1871
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The Dialogues of Plato: Tr. Into English, with Analyses and ..., Volume 2

Plato - 1874
...characteristic and interesting features. BOOK VII. After this I took up my parable, and said : Imagine human beings living in a sort of underground den, which has a mouth wide open towards the light, and behind them a breastwork such as marionette players might use for...
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A sketch of ancient philosophy from Thales to Cicero

Joseph Bickersteth Mayor - 1881
...Plato's allegorical style, the famous simile of the Cave from the Seventh book of the Republic. ' Imagine human beings living in a sort of underground den which has a mouth wide open towards the light : they have been there from childhood and, having their necks and legs...
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The Republic of Plato

Plato - 1900 - 329 pages
...characteristic and interesting features. BOOK VTI. After this I took up my parable, and said : Imagine human beings living in a sort of underground den which has a mouth wide open towards the light; they have been there from childhood, and, having their necks and legs...
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A Sketch of Ancient Philosophy from Thales to Cicero

Joseph Bickersteth Mayor - Philosophy, Ancient - 1881 - 254 pages
...Plato's allegorical style, the famous simile of the Cave from the Seventh book of the Republic. 'Imagine human beings living in a sort of underground den which has a mouth wide open towards the light : they have been there from childhood and, having their necks and legs...
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William Law, Nonjuror and Mystic: ... a Sketch of His Life, Character, and ...

John Henry Overton - Mystics - 1881 - 462 pages
...Republic. For the benefit of the unlearned reader I quote Dr. Jowett's analysis of the allegory. ' Imagine human beings living in a sort of underground den which has a mouth wide open towards the light, and behind them a breastwork, such as marionette players might use for...
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College Greek Course in English

William Cleaver Wilkinson - Greek literature - 1884 - 302 pages
...a figure: Behold human beings living in a sort of under97 ground den, which has a mouth open toward the light and reaching all across the den ; they have...and have their legs and necks chained so that they oannot move, and can only see before them ; for the chains are arranged in such a manner as to prevent...
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A History of the Preparation of the World for Christ

David Riddle Breed - Jews - 1891 - 388 pages
...The following language is his own illustration of his teaching: " Behold human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the (31) Ritter, B. viii, ch. 3. den. They have been here from their childhood and have their...
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A History of the Preparation of the World for Christ

David Riddle Breed - Jews - 1891 - 388 pages
...den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the (Si) Ritter, B. viii, ch. 3. den. They have been here from their childhood and have their legs and their necks chained so that they cannot move and can only see before them, hut the chains are arranged...
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Thoughts and aspirations of the ages: selections in prose and verse from the ...

William Chatterton Coupland - Religious literature - 1895 - 715 pages
...in a figure how far our nature -s enlightened or un-enlightened:—Behold! human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained, so...
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The Problems of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Study of Philosophy

John Grier Hibben - Philosophy - 1898 - 203 pages
...in a figure, how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: Behold! human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light, and reaching all along the den; they have been here from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that...
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