Plato’s cave.

    In the allegory, Plato likens people untutored in the Theory of Forms to
    prisoners chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads. All they can see
    is the wall of the cave. Behind them burns a fire.  Between the
    fire and the prisoners there is a parapet, along which puppeteers can walk.
    The puppeteers, who are behind the prisoners, hold up puppets that cast shadows
    on the wall of the cave. The prisoners are unable to see these puppets,
    the real objects, that pass behind them. What the prisoners see and hear are
    shadows and echoes cast by objects that they do not see.


So what Plato is talking about is mistaking appearance for reality.
Is that really possible?
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