Ancient Philosophy 28 (2):357-72 (2008)

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Rachel Barney
University of Toronto, St. George
Abstract
A generally ignored feature of Plato’s celebrated image of the cave in Republic VII is that the ascent from the cave is, in its initial stages, said to be brought about by force. What kind of ‘force’ is this, and why is it necessary? This paper considers three possible interpretations, and argues that each may have a role to play.
Keywords Republic  Guardians  cave  eros  necessity
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ISBN(s) 0740-2007
DOI 10.5840/ancientphil200828221
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