The Allegory Of The Den
problematize the allegory of the den, in this respect, to no end.
From a Nietzschean perspective, the relativity of our values, and the ways they merely reflect the power dynamics and social and political undercurrents of our age, begs the question of their effect on our reason (Nietzsche, 1989, p.46-47). The supposed ‘good’ or ‘moral worth’ of philosophical inquiry, implied by Plato in the allegory of the den, is something that Nietzsche would have to challenge. In the contexts of Plato’s allegory, its