Human Alienation and the Allegory of the Cave: Plato and Marx on the Good Life

Casey Krone, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Major(s)

Philosophy

Thesis/Project Completion Date

May, 2001

Committee Chair

Ernest Alleva, Hampshire College - Cognitive Science

Additional Committee Member(s)

Robert Meagher, Hampshire College - Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

Abstract

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.

Keyword(s)

Plato, Marx, communism, human alienation, the Republic

 

Recommended Citation

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.
http://scholarworks.umass.edu/chc_theses/2

 

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