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Instructions for this assignment:
Step 1
Reread the section from the textbook that deals with Plato from pages 52 to 54.
Step 2
Watch (or listen to) the following YouTube narration of Platos Allegory of the Cave. The Allegory of the Cave by Plato (Excerpt from The Republic)
(Links to an external site.)
Step 3
Read the Allegory of the Cave.
Allegory of the Cave Reading.docx
Step 4
Complete the discussion assignment.
Demonstrate your knowledge of Plato’s
dualism (his theory of two realms of knowledge) by applying what you
have learned from the Allegory of the Cave to your own life. Describe in
detail an intellectual experience you have had that illustrates going
from “the cave” to the “upper world.”
Explain which part of your
experience relates to the cave (the physical realm that is based on what
others tell us, or what we see with our eyes), and which part relates
to the upper world (the realm of reasoning and true understanding). Im
looking for meaningful examples, so dont use the Easter Bunny, Santa
Claus, the Tooth Fairy, or anything similar.

1)
Explain how you can apply Platos Allegory of the Cave to your own
life by describing an experience where you moved from the cave to the
upper world (30 points). Create your own thread (which contains at
least five complete sentences). Please proofread your work.
2)
Respond intelligently to and engage with at least two classmate (15
points each, 30 points total). Poor responses and engagement will be
discounted.