Talk:876: Trapped

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That's an extremely well-read 911 call operator... -- ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I can't believe I am the first to note the irony.

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 23:46, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

This is such a satire on the idiotic claim that Autistics are trapped inside their bodies. —Alia (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Dunno, I'm autistic myself, and I see it more as a metaphor for the fact that, as prisoners of Plato's cave, we can never truly understand the functioning of another person's mind, because the 'Empathy' operation of our brains is really just saying "What would I do, with my current cognitive state plus a couple of modifiers?" 19:14, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Isn't the title text basically pretty much the same as The Matrix (1999)? 21:55, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Plato's Cave and The Matrix are existential questions #9 and 14 on my list, respectively. There is also A Bunch of Rocks and that we are all androids but don't realize it. That's right, Jacky720 just signed this (talk | contribs) 13:23, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Am I the only person here who interprets the "real" idea behind Plato's Cave to be a way to make philosophers feel superior to others? 20:05, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
Is there any part of philosophy that isn't? 19:14, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
While I get where you're coming from (modern "philosophers" tend to be pretty stuck-up), that isn't actually the case here. If I remember my History of Philosophy class correctly, the general idea behind Socrates's, Plato's, and Aristotle's works was that they tried to find a way to classify things, to describe what something really is. Plato, being a hippie mystic several millennia before being a hippie became cool, took this a little too literally. He decided that these "Forms" or "Categories" were what's "really real", with what we perceive being an imperfect reflection of them. ―TheDaleks (talk) 21:11, 17 April 2023 (UTC)