Discussion of “Allegory of the Cave“. Another translation.
We will start with the 11 discussion questions.
Don’t let me forget about “save the last word”.
At the end of class we will wrestle with the multiple choice questions.
MC question # 5- But what if there had been a circumcision of such natures in the days of their youth; and they had been severed from those sensual pleasures, such as eating and drinking, which, like leaden weights, were attached to them at their birth,** and which drag them down and turn the vision of their souls upon the things that are below — if, I say, they had been released from these impediments and turned in the opposite direction, the very same faculty in them would have seen the truth as keenly as they see what their eyes are turned to now.