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The Three Turns of the Allegory of the Cave

November 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A presentation by Joseph Forte, Ph.D., Tutor (Full Time Faculty), Northeast Catholic College.

Thursday, November 9
The Maples

Part of the 2017–18 Philosophy Department Colloquium Series.

Abstract: The talk presents an interpretation of Plato’s famous Cave Allegory. In its explanation of the three “turns” involved in leading the imprisoned soul from darkness to light — or ignorant enslavement to enlightened freedom — the talk will discuss specific aspects of the struggle involved in trying to save a soul (one’s own or someone else’s) with a philosophical education.


November 9, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Maples
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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