1-What does the â€œgreatest studyâ€ study? (184f) why does one study this subject? What do â€œthe manyâ€ say the good is? What does Socrates study in place of the idea of the good? And why? (186f). What assumptions are they to accept before the inquiry begins formally? (187)
2-. What is the â€œdivided lineâ€, explain how it is constructed and what it is supposed to relate. It begins on 509a p. 190. Review the sketch of the line on BB.
- 3-Describe the situation of the cave. (193f0 What is the stated purpose of the allegory? Who are these residents? Who frees them and why? Why does the prisoner ascend? What does he find outside of the cave? Why does he desire to go back into the cave? What good can he accomplish?
- 4-What is the task that Socrates begin at 521c? Describe the course of studies, where they start and where they end. What is the right use of â€œdistinguishing the one, the two and the threeâ€?
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