English 208 Week 2
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Date Created: 08/10/16
The Allegory of the Cave Vocabulary Intelligibleable to be understood by the intellect, not by the senses. In the reading, good in the intelligible realm controls and provides truth and understanding. By knowing the definition of intelligible, it brings the idea of people who are intellect will understand the good in any circumstance. Outline Main Points As Plato brings up there is a light and a darkness and people can be confused. A person can get easily confused from transitioning from one place to another. A person’s urge and ability to learn is present but it is based how a person learns from one thing to another. Whether a person is educated or uneducated it will not matter if they don’t use action to make a change. Such as to not go to the cave and reach out to the prisoners to help them based on their class. Plato argues it is the law’s duty to bring harmony and happiness to all the citizens and not just one class. Response/Connection I agree with Plato’s argument that the law should bring harmony to all citizens and there is a blind spot to what is good and evil. As Plato stated,” Do you think it’s surprising, since his sight is still dim, and he hasn’t yet become accustomed to the darkness around him, that he behaves awkwardly and appears completely ridiculous he’s compelled, either in the courts or elsewhere, to contend about the shadows of justice or the statues of which they are the shadows and to dispute about the way these things are understood by people who have never seen justice itself?”. People who are surrounded by the evils of life and don’t know how justice is served will have a different response. People who are seen as not educated will see many aspects of life in a different, the same with someone who is educated. People have dim vision when they are surrounded by matters they see as wrong; it is like tunnel vision you can only see a straight path. I connected with this text more because people will try to connect religion with politics. Such as what is written in the Bible is the complete opposite in politics. However, if you under the shadows of the Bible you will favor the Bible’s point of view. If you favor with politics, you will favor that point of view. Questions Was the foundation of education really the base of Plato’s argument or was it the foundation of humanity? Why is it the law’s job make sure harmony is present for the citizens?
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