Plato: Allegory
of the Cave

Radiant Whispers · Plato: Allegory of the Cave

Plato: Allegory of the Cave

Friday, July 31, 2020

At the beginning of chapter VII of his seminal work The Republic, Plato talks of a group of people who live in a cave, enslaved with chains around their neck and feet. They have never left the cave; the dark and humid walls of the cave, and the stale air inside, are all they know and breathe. They have never seen the outside world; all that their eyes ever witness are the shadows cast on the cave wall by a bonfire that burns behind their backs.

Join me as we ponder on this beautiful allegory of life, knowledge and enlightenment.


Written, presented and produced by Gabriel Porras, professional voiceover artist at Translation: The verses from The Gospel of John chapter 1 are a free adaptation of the Spanish original from Dios Habla Hoy (DHH) Dios habla hoy ®, © Sociedades Bíblicas Unidas, 1966, 1970, 1979, 1983, 1996. Music: SIHOUETTE OF TIME’S IDEA, by Mid-Air Machine at SOMBRAS (Contursi & Lomuto) sang by Javier Solís Warner Chappell Music México, SA de CV EL SIQUISIRI, by Cucalambé From the álbum Compilado Jarocho / Fonogramas América Afroindígena HANDPANOPHONE by David Charrier, from his álbum Ephemeral at