15 April 2016

Shadows on the Wall

Chessboard shadows © Flickr user Peter Mello under Creative Commons.

From the Project Gutenberg EBook of Plato's Republic:-

You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. • Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave.

The Republic, by Plato.

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