Plato: Truth and Reality Essay

Submitted By phil2013
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Plato's Cave

What is reality? How do we know that it is real? How are we suppose to believe everything we see and hear. Many people question or second guess themselfs each day when they think they aren't right about something because of other peoples thoughts,opioions, and just because everyone believes the opposite.What you think might be truer than you think because the world tends to believe what they want to and not the truth. In Plato’s philosophical example of life in the “Allegory of the Cave” he explains and questions his views on human existence and the reality of things. Everyone has a different reality and a way that they perceive things but other factors like the media influence and persuade us. The media has the power through the radio, television, or other technologies to tell us things that might not even be true but we have to believe them because we don’t know what is true. The media even hides the truth in the news has the ability to persuade us to believe something and influences human existence.We rely on the news to know what is going on in the world and we can’t really deny what they tell us because it’s their job to tell us the truth. I believe that reality is only what you make of it and everything you trust and believe. No is ever more right than you and you can never be no wrong than anyone. It's so crazy to see all the prisoners being brain washed in the cave and believing everything they seen was real. But that is what makes it more interesting. How do we know that the media is telling us the truth. We really don't as i've stated earlier. Sometimes i question the things they say on the T.Vs and radio.If the news decides not to tell the truth even if doesn’t prove their story, what reality is there if they can make up some random story with proof that they didn’t even tell the truth on television. The way that the media has the ability to tell us false stories, proves Plato’s theory, "and he will be unable to see the realities of which in his former state he had seen the shadows and then conceive someone saying to him, that what he saw before was an illusion. If i were to change Plato's cave into my life I believe it would be very similar. The fire in plato's cave would be what actually happened. The Roadway where puppets showmen perform would