When it comes to philosophy

When it comes to philosophy, many people have different views on the subject. Philosophy allows people to view the world they correlate with in a different way then they are use to. Many Philosophers goal is to get people thinking out of the box. In this essay I will be justifying the famous philosophers Plato and Rene Descartes’ worries about the unseen everyday world, along with this I will be providing some noteworthy similarities and differences of their works catalog.
Based on The Allegory of the Cave, by Plato, he explains his worry in the ignorance of people through an analogy. In Platos story, he explains how prisoners in a cave get use to what they see everyday. When released from the cave, the knew knowledge Socrates learns from the outside world is so overwhelming that when he tries to share the news and rescue others from the cave, he is simply rejected and seen as a fool to those still in shackles. Socrates, quizzical about the new knowledge bestowed upon him, he seeks answers to this new form of sight and thinking he has “And if someone even forced him to look into the glare of the fire, would his eyes not hurt him, and would he not then turn away and flee back to that which he is capable of looking at? And would he not decide that..was in fact clearer than what was now being shown to him”? According to Plato, the people of the world are not seeing things for what they are, rather seeing their reflection and gullible enough to think ‘this is all it is’. So to Plato, what we choose to see is what we will believe regardless of what other tell us, we will only fathom what we deem existent. Descartes on the other hand was one of the founding fathers of algebraic equations. While mathematics is usually black or white, Descartes’ philosophical technique methodological doubt explains “every belief that can be doubted should be doubted until one arrives at a belief that itself is indubitable”. Descartes’ worry is that everyone believes what they receive and can already comprehend. While his “everything is to be doubted” dictum is said to not be recommended by Descartes, it still allows young philosophers and other students have the mind set of how things could actually be different then how we view or understand them.
Like many philosophers, Plato and Descartes have many similarities. They both have contributed a great amount to philosophy and its studious foundation. Both of these great philosophers are looking for the same thing, truth. Truth is the reason both of these men have made their own studies and stories for future education. While they both


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