philosophers chains

The prisoners PhD

the philosopher is like a prisoner, freed from the cave, coming to understand that the shadows on the wall are not reality at all, for they are perceived as the true form of reality, rather than the manufactured reality seen by the prisoners that as shadows on caves. 

the prisoners phd - the philosopher in maze-like building
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The inmates of this culture do not even desire to leave their prison, for they know no better life. Like the fire that cast light on the walls of the cultures cave, this  human culture in particular is forever bound to the memetic impressions, received through the multiple successful intergenerational genetic repetitions through the practise of totalitarian agriculture,  cannot just somehow break free from the bonds of it’s own condition,”What do we eat?”— and we, cannot just free ourselves from this phenomenal state; just as the prisoners can not free themselves from their chains.