In this chapter we reflect on theorizing using Plato’s allegory of the Cave as a mythical representation of the journey to see the eidos, the Forms or Ideas, which Plato considered the most fundamental reality. The philosopher-as-theoros was not taught theories to apply but, by undertaking the philosophical journey, contemplated reality directly and then theorized the experience. We use this image as a metaphor for teaching Business School students to theorize – here we imagine the student-as-theoros.
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