What Did Plato Believe?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 12:47:58 PM ET

Plato believed that the world we see around us is only a shadow of reality, which he referred to as the world of the forms. From this belief, he developed the Parable of the Cave, the philosophical theory for which he is best known, according to a website hosted by St. Anselm College.

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