In a post of at least 500 words, respond to one of the prompts below. Remember to relate your response examples to specific citations from Plato’s text.
- How does the allegory of the prisoners in the cave watching shadows on a wall relate to us today? What shadows do we see, and how do they distort our sense of what is real?
- Are we prisoners in the same sense that Plato’s characters are?
- What ethical issues, if any, are raised by Plato’s allegory?