Unformatted text preview: essential for the young: (1) numbers and calculation, (2) geometry, (3) solid geometry, (4) astronomy, and (5) dialectic. What is significant about the order of these subjects? Are they ranked? (534e) 6. How does Socrates demonstrate that the senses may be misleading and that knowledge depends on intelligence? (523b-526b) What is the role of numbers in this argument? 7. What is the value of studying geometry? 8. What is the value of studying solid geometry? 9. What is the value of studying astronomy? 10. Why is the study of dialectic the most important? 11. How are children chosen to be guardians? (535a-537a) 12. Socrates believes that the guardians should only undertake certain endeavors at certain ages. a. What should be undertaken at 20? b. What should be undertaken at 30? c. What should be undertaken at 35? d. What should be undertaken at 50? Terms to Remember Allegory of the Cave Five areas of study...
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