Plato’s Allegory of the Cave Essay

The final draft of Essay 1 Plato’sAllegory of the Cave” – is due on Sunday, April 14, 2018. Instructions: Write an essay (not to exceed one (1) page) that accomplishes the following:

1. Summarize Plato’s argument clearly identifying the conclusion and the premises.

2. Discuss the link between education/knowledge and suffrage/governance.

3. Discuss Plato’s assessment of democracy as a system of governance and who is best equipped to lead society.

4. Write a critique of Plato’s political philosophy as expressed in the Allegory of the Cave. For example, what could possibly go wrong in a society that is governed by an “elite” group of individuals?

5. Be sure to include a counterexample. (We have to anticipate objections/rebuttals to an argument.)

650 WORDS SINGLE SPACE, AND PLEASE DO NOT USE “I” in the essay and the ALLegory of the gave pdf is below

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