Who is In Charge of What We Think?

Are we really in control of our thoughts, or have we without our knowledge given this away?

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave by Alex Gendler is worth a watch.

Plato was a student of Socrates who was put to death in 399 BC for worshiping false gods and failing to worship the gods of Athens.

Twenty four hundred years ago, Plato, one of history’s most famous thinkers, said life is like being chained up in a cave forced to watch shadows flitting across a stone wall. Beyond sounding quite morbid, what exactly did he mean? Alex Gendler unravels Plato's Allegory of the Cave, found in Book VII of "The Republic." Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Stretch Films, Inc.

Watch a short version here.

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