Answer the following questions about Philosophy &amp Platos Al

Answer the following questions about Philosophy & Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in your discussion post. Give substantive responses to at least 2 other students. What is philosophy? How was it used in the Ancient world by people like Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle? How is it used in the present day? Reflect on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. (Search YouTube to hear it narrated by the great actor Orson Welles.)If an allegory is a story where the elements are symbolic, what do you see as the symbolism of the cave, the shadows on the wall, the prisoners, the man who escapes, the daylight outside? Do you know of other stories that make similar points? The story assumes there are major difference between “appearances” and “reality,” and that “reality” is superior. Have you ever accepted an illusion as reality? How did you recognize that you were mistaken? Did that recognition change you in any important way, or was it more like a minor correction to your perception? Do you think that people today live in a world of “shadows”? Are we imprisoned in some way, with our minds shackled? Explain your thinking.