The Allegory Of The Cave
we can clearly see here the situation of a human being which is very intellectually and spiritually advanced at this time and those contemporaries. Without any doubt that it is not the only example. In all the history of humanity we are similar beings. I take the life and works of Socrates, by made put in connection directly with the birth of the policy and because in his philosophical reflexions he explains us the moral one and the ethic one of the politician, who is of total topicality and it falls to us directly in the subject of this treaty.
It last phrases allegory of the cave; it shows us a hierarchy in the state, which was very clear at the time. Socrates' places at the idealistic thinker or the philosopher like the person charged to form the state. And in this load or duty it assigns the more important work to him, which is that to choose the leaders of this state.
There was habit or tradition of antiquity, to have group of people wise which led the people, which were permanent until their death, and was more important than the leaders who alternated themselves or changed according to various shapes' of governments.
This tradition which is lost in the past human being was different according to the geographical place and the culture from each people, but all its manner answered this hierarchy, which had been naturally formed.
The persons in charge, representatives, drivers, leaders or as one wants to call them, had a common denominator: « that to be communicated with the source of the knowledge, from which the elements in knowledge came of what was to be made.