Freshman Perspectives Class Rescued From Plato’s Cave
CHESTNUT HILL — Late Thursday evening, Boston College officials announced that members of Professor Stephen Brown’s Perspectives class were finally rescued from Plato’s Cave, where they had been trapped since the middle of fall semester. The then-freshmen became stuck in the cave in early November 2017, when the class began covering the writings of Plato.
The rescue was carried out by highly trained philosophy professors. The elite group ventured into the realm of shadows and spent a week in the cave educating students on the realm of the forms. According to one expert on the scene, the operation nearly came to a halt “because the students had spent so much time in the dark that they were unable to believe anything existed outside the cave.”
Rescuers found the class in physically stable condition, although the ordeal had done a number on their ability to move beyond particulars to contemplate universal truths. Members of the class were also heard questioning the reality of things they found beyond the cave. Some, whose eyes were sore from the light of the sun, expressed their desire to go back.
At press time, University Communications was already exploring avenues to turn this heroic rescue into next year’s orientation video, and officials are currently in talks with Kerry Cronin crafting a “cave assignment” to spring on future freshmen.