Due Date____________________________ Term: Summer 2019
Start with the premise of a quote from the Greek philosopher, Socrates, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
- RE Ch 5, Classical Greece: Philosophy and Ethical Thought
- 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
- View the videos that serve to help with analysis.
- 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.
- Details: 4-5 pages; double-spaced; use MLA format for essay and Works Cited entries; create a title; prefer submission through Canvas.
- Any notes you may make for yourself
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
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