The significance of the Cave Allegory, In the Symposium, Socrates presents the ladder of love (eros).

Write a paper of 3-page in response to one of the following topics:
a) Analyze the significance of the Cave Allegory by placing it in the context of the contemporary forms of entertainment. Discuss whether the dominant forms of mass entertainment are comparable to the reflections on the wall. Explain how a higher understanding about life, achieved through philosophical thinking, would transform one’s perspective regarding the notion of beauty and amusement.
b) In the Symposium, Socrates presents the ladder of love (eros). Discuss how the awareness of death could motivate someone to rise from the first rung to the higher rungs. Include an analysis of the life of Ivan Ilyich to determine whether his death experiences initiated an upward movement on the ladder.

 

 

 

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