One of Plato's most famous texts comes from Book 7 of The Republic and is known as The Allegory of the Cave. Imagine, Plato’s protagonist Socrates says, people chained up in a cave since birth and unable to see anything but shadows on the wall in front of them. Would they not think the shadows were the only reality there is? But what if someone escaped and ran into the sunlight world beyond the cave?
At the 2017 Wyoming School of Catholic Thought, Wyoming Catholic College Academic Dean Dr. Thaddeus Kozinski discussed the Plato’s cave and the theme of our exile.