The Line and the Cave in Plato's Republic

J. L. Austin, J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock

in Philosophical Papers

Third edition

Published in print March 1979 | ISBN: 9780192830210
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597039 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

The Line and the Cave in Plato's Republic

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A reconstruction based on previously unpublished notes, of Austin’s views of the Line and Cave allegories in Plato’s Republic. In these drafts, Austin discusses the prominent issues that arise in the context of Plato’s Line allegory, e.g. the questions of division and continuity, and shows how the different stages in the Cave allegory correspond to individual sections of the Line.

Keywords: Austin; Cave allegory; Line allegory; Plato; republic

Chapter.  5536 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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