Human Alienation and the Allegory of the Cave: Plato and Marx on the Good Life
Thesis/Project Completion Date
Ernest Alleva, Hampshire College - Cognitive Science
Additional Committee Member(s)
Robert Meagher, Hampshire College - Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
Plato believes only certain people can live a fully realized, fully human life. Marx believes anyone and everyone can, but all are prevented from doing so by the any economic system prior to true communism.
Plato, Marx, communism, human alienation, the Republic
Krone, Casey, "Human Alienation and the Allegory of the Cave: Plato and Marx on the Good Life" (2001). Commonwealth Honors College Theses and Projects. Paper 2.