Discussion: Plato's Cave: "under-standing­" and the meaning of life (Rick Lewis)

Discussion: Plato's Cave: "under-standing" and the meaning of life (Rick Lewis)

But what does it mean? Plato imagines a group of people imprisoned in a cave without any knowledge of the outside world. The message? These underground dwellers are us! How might this be true? Surely, our colourful world couldn't be more different from the grey confines of the cave. Yet Plato would disagree. Is Plato right? And if he is, what can we do about it?

The presenter will take a few minutes to introduce the topic, and will then open the topic to the floor and moderate the discussion. The event will run from 2.30 to 4 pm.

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  • Lucy

    Thank you to Anya and Rick for dedicating a sunny afternoon to the meaning of life: I felt that philosophy came out of the university and into the city.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to see you good to see you good to see you! Let's get out of the cave and dance with the shadows !

    April 21, 2013

  • Madame S

    It was interesting and could have been really good - just ashame I only managed to get there at the end, so missed most of it.

    April 20, 2013

  • Caroline

    So sorry - something has just cropped up that I have to deal with immediately, so can't make it after all; very disappointing...

    April 20, 2013

  • Aamer

    Would have liked very much to attend this one but am having to pass on this today.

    April 20, 2013

  • James

    Work committments! Bah!

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I'll be working!

    April 19, 2013

  • Mark

    Love this topic. Very much interested to join the discussion.

    April 19, 2013

  • Anna

    Hello, I'm new to meetup, looking forward to meeting you all!

    April 18, 2013

  • terence f.

    Very interesting but sadly booked up elsewhere.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    April 14, 2013

  • Aamer

    Provisional Yes

    February 14, 2013

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