Tag: plato

  • Contemporary Caves

    Write an essay in which you apply Plato’s allegory of the cave to a contemporary social situation or problem using either a subject-by-subject or part-by-part approach for your comparison. Consider in what ways this comparison clarifies the situation or problem, and suggest what conclusions may be drawn from your comparison.

  • But First, A Word from Our Sponsors…

    [youtube video=FHtvDA0W34I] Did you notice the advertisements? Suppose you could travel back in time, what products would have been advertised during humanity’s greatest moments? What if we found sponsors … What if Ardipithecus ramidus wore a Livestrong wristband What if a really old foot print had a Nike sponsor? What if a very old calendar […]

  • The Most Important Choice of All

    Suppose there is a genie with the power to turn back time to before you were born. She gives you the opportunity to decide who you want to be. Would you choose to be you? If so, does this show that you have a healthy self-esteem, or does it show that you think too highly […]

  • The Replacement Brother

    Suppose you have a brother named Jimmy whom you love very much. One day, a crazy magician kills Jimmy, but then instantly replaces him with an exact copy. This copy is the same as Jimmy in every way, including implanted memories of the past. Would you still cry over Jimmy’s death? According to Plato, you […]

  • Ban Music?

    Plato, in his Republic, says that revolutionary poets and musicians will be banned from his utopian state because their new ideas will disrupt society and upset the stability of the state. Do you agree with the idea of banning music under these circumstances? Explore your opinion in an essay.