Tuesday, November 04, 2003

How do we gain knowledge? If knowledge is like light, visible to the eyes then surely it can be said that through teaching we can be exposed to the light and hence be enlightened. But what if to extend the analogy we imagine that we are only temporarily blinded perhaps because the light is too bright, or the room is too dark. Then it would be better if we were left alone to adjust before being able to see perfectly ...

For more info see Plato ' The Republic '

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