Allegory of the Cave



 
 
 
 

 S U N
Sun, Moon, and Heavens Above Earth

Universal Forms in Transcendent Realm

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Ground Outside Cave Illuminated by Sun and Moon Above

Particular Objects in Natural World
 

/ / opening to cave below

 
/ / opening to the earth above
F I R E 
Statues Carried Along Parapet

Images of Objects from Visible World

 

 
Images on Wall

Shadows of Statues Carried in front of Fire