In Plato’s Cave, we see slaves who view shadows on a wall and believe they are seeing reality. They respond violently when they are challenged with the truth. Today’s lesson explores this story and how it relates to persuasion.
In this week’s lesson, you will learn…
- How persuasion changes your thinking, sometimes more than your opponent.
- How concepts of reality may sound mystical or “weird,” but they’re really not.
- How once you understand reality, you’ll see examples of its delusion everywhere.
- How sometimes persuasion techniques have spiritual undertones.
- A short history lesson on Socrates and his favored student Plato.
- The concept of Plato’s cave.
- The difference between the Enslaved and Enlightened.
- How to determine whether you are the “enslaved” or “enlightened” in an argument.