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Philosophical Parable

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Often philosophers are not happy just exposing a point, sometimes they feel like trying their hand at writing fiction. Instead of rambling on about the topic at hand the philosopher decides to deliver the message as Aesops through the characters.

The protagonist in these stories usually starts out as no more illuminated than the rest of us lowly humans, but at some point the inner workings of the world became obvious to him. This may come about with the help of a mentor, deep meditation and self-understanding or some other reason.


Compare with Author Tract where the main point is the fiction and the author's views seep into it.

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Individual works of this kind