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HUM 001

Midterm Essay

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Due Date____________________________       Term:  Summer 2019

 

Start with the premise of a quote from the Greek philosopher, Socrates, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

 

  1. RE Ch 5, Classical Greece: Philosophy and Ethical Thought
  2. Read Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Aristotle’s High-Minded Man. You may read the versions in our text or use the links below
  3. View the videos that serve to help with analysis.
  4. Craft an essay examining the meanings of the two writings and how they might compare to each other, and more importantly, how they have a bearing on your life…keeping in mind the statement from Socrates.
  5. Details: 4-5 pages; double-spaced; use MLA format for essay and Works Cited entries; create a title; prefer submission through Canvas.

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  1. Any notes you may make for yourself
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Analysis of Socrates quote:  https://www.the-philosophy.com/unexamined-life-worth-living-socrates

 

Allegory of the Cave:  http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/%7Ematlmc/Allegory_cave.pdf

 

Video: Analysis for Allegory of the Cave:  https://youtu.be/1RWOpQXTltA

 

High-Minded Man. http://www.spraguehs.com/staff/curry_michael/02%20World%20Humanities/01%20Ancient%20Greece/The%20High%20Minded%20Man.pdf

 

Video: General background of Aristotle’s Philosophy:  https://youtu.be/csIW4W_DYX4