The Allegory of the Cave
Think about: In “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato claims, “education is not what some people declare it to be, namely, putting knowledge into souls that lack it, like putting sight into blind eyes” (5).
Instead, Plato defines the quest for knowledge and understanding as a turning process—breaking free from chains that bind us and turning toward new ideas.
What elements come together to create what you believe to be an educated person?
Write about: In a compelling, argument-driven essay, discuss the key element(s) that combine to create an educated person. How do you define being educated?
How does your definition differ from Plato’s?
Consider the ideas of at least three other authors (Plato, Lakoff & Johnson, Bohm, Rodriguez, and Newman are possibilities) as you defend your response using cited text. (minimum 1000 word)