My question is based on the Cave of Plato. In this myth I see two types of learning.
The first type of learning is the person that is released from the cave and climbs up to the light. The second type of learning is when the same person is coming back to the cave, and now sits again in the previous locked position and tries to teach the rest with words and speaks about what he has "seen up there".
I recognize the second type of learning, that is done by words, by speach and the rest, but I can not recognize the first type of learning. How the person that gets out of the cave, with out anyone saying anything to him, sees the light and fully understand what's happening, again without words.
"The enlightenment" of the person that gets out of the cave and sees the light, is done without any one saying anything to him, done with painful steps, done in a way that one can call experience, however right after the cave Plato says that is speach for the soul and the mind, not the body.
How do these two types of learning connect?
And if the second type has no effect, i.e. the people in the cave who didn't go outside don't believe the account of the "enlightened" and say that he is crazy, then what is wrong in speaking and learning that second way? How to stop that way and find the way to the light ?
So I really do not understand that type of learning, without speach, without words, and still yet this person gets out of the cave. Is anyone willing to enlighten me a little on that?