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HUM 001

Midterm Essay




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


Analysis of Socrates quote:


Allegory of the Cave:


Video: Analysis for Allegory of the Cave:


High-Minded Man.


Video: General background of Aristotle’s Philosophy: