Monday, January 10, 2011

Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Tonight Read Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
Blog your answers to rhetoric question number 2 on page 500 and to the following questions

  • In the first paragraph, what does the speaker identify as his purpose?
  • Characterize the tone of Socrates (the main speaker). of Glaucon and Glaucon's attitude?
  • Read paragraph 29 carefully. Explain the implication the speaker makes about the way humans live. Does such a characterization apply today?
  • Inferring from Plato's argument in this allegory, where can we assume morality and ethics come from?

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