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" You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Like ourselves, I replied ; and they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave? "
The Dialogues of Plato: Republic. Timaeus. Critias - Page 214
by Plato - 1892
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A History of the Preparation of the World for Christ

David Riddle Breed - Egypt - 1891 - 388 pages
...them from turning their heads. Above and behind them the light of a fire is blazing at a distance. They see only their own shadows or the shadows of one another which the fire throws on the opposite side of the wall." The escape from this condition was to be found in the study of philosophy. (32)...
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Philosophy and Life: And Other Essays

John Henry Muirhead - Philosophy - 1902 - 274 pages
...marionette players have before them, over which they show the puppets. That is a strange image, he said, and they are strange prisoners. Like ourselves, I...shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads 1 And of the objects which are being carried in like manner they would only see the shadows? Yes, he...
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The Republic of Plato, Volume 2

Plato - Political science - 1908
...vessels, and statues and figures of animals 515 made of wood and stone and various materials, which appear over the wall? Some of them are talking, others silent....True, he said ; how could they see anything but the B shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads ? And of the objects which are being carried...
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Speculum of the Other Woman

Luce Irigaray - Social Science - 1985 - 365 pages
...hystera, as you might have expected — will deceptively, covertly, bring up the forgotten dilemma. "You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners," he says. Here the "image" previously described is rcframed as image. The summary, somewhat in the manner...
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Slow Exposures

John Wheatcroft - Fiction - 1986 - 178 pages
...was too honest not to own his inability to imagine any such departing splendor for himself. THE HITCH They see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another. —Plato, The Republic, Book VII OR THREE YEARS. ONE MONTH AND TWENTY SEVEN DAYS LOCKE'S life, not...
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Readings in Western Religious Thought: The ancient world

Patrick V. Reid - Philosophy - 1987 - 395 pages
...vessels, and statues and figures of animals made of wood and stone and various materials, which appear over the wall? Some of them are talking, others silent....one another, which the fire throws on the opposite side of the cave? True, he said; how could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed...
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Longing for the Harmonies: Themes and Variations from Modern Physics

Frank Wilczek, Betsy Devine - Music - 1989 - 361 pages
...image, and these are strange people," said the musician. "Like ourselves," replied the philosopher, "they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of...the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave." The mystic was not unhappy with this, as far as it went, but had something to add. "There are an infinity...
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Mimesis, Masochism, & Mime: The Politics of Theatricality in Contemporary ...

Timothy Murray - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 320 pages
...hystera, as you might have expected — will deceptively, covertly, bring up the forgotten dilemma. "You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners," he says. Here the "image" previously described is refrained as image. The summary, somewhat in the...
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Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data: Principles and Practices

Russell G. Congalton, Kass Green - Technology & Engineering - 2002 - 160 pages
...screen which marionette players have in front of them over which they show puppets ... [The prisoners] see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one...which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave .... To them ... the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images. (Plato, The Republic,...
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Speech Stories: How Free Can Speech Be?

Randall P. Bezanson - Law - 1998 - 232 pages
...statues and figures of animals made of wood and stone and various materials, which appear over the wall? You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Like ourselves, I replied; and they [the prisoners] see only their own shadows or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on...
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