Who came up with “The Allegory of the Cave”?

Who came up with “The Allegory of the Cave”?

Explaining his “theory of forms,” Plato uses a famous metaphor to talk about language. He imagines prisoners in a cave seeing only shadows, naming things they see only a shadow of.

Plato argues that we’re the same — we call cats “cats” because they reflect the form of a cat, but (Plato says) the idea of a “cat” is invisible and intangible.

Socrates

Seneca

Heraclitus

Plato

Answer: The correct answer is Plato

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