Please read the excerpt from Plato’s The Republic called “The Allegory of the Cave” (the link is available in this week’s readings), as well as the section in your textbook on Greek philosophy (Chapter 2, pp. 64â€“67 “Philosophy and the Polis” through “Plato’s Republic and Idealism”). Using what you’ve learned in these excerpts as well as in this week’s lesson about philosophy, please use the questions in the Reflection Assignment Sheet to help you decide what you think Plato was arguing about independent thought and how we can trust what we know to be truth.
This two-page essay should be submitted in APA format, avoid plagiarism, and offer some insight into what you’ve learned! Please refer to the Week 1 Reflection Assignment Sheet (Links to an external site.) to answer the prewriting questions and then to compose your essay.
Video: Here is a resource to help you start delving into Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” (Book VII of The Republic): This is just a link to the youtube video
Attached is the excerpt as well as the questions that should be answered in the two page essay (double spaced 12 pt)