Reflection Questions

Reflection Questions - Reflection Questions 1. Compare and...

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Reflection Questions 1. Compare and contrast Plato’s "The Allegory of the Cave" with the motion picture, The Matrix . In your essay, make sure your reflections demonstrate some understanding of the principal areas of philosophy covered in this course. One way to do that is to respond to the following questions. However, you are not limited to the questions listed below. a. What do these two works say about the nature of reality? Both Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” and The Matrix says that the state of reality is the interpretation of the person viewing the reality. b. What role does the problem of appearance and reality play in these two works? In The Matrix the problem of reality was once you knew the true state of the world, you could never go back to the world you knew. All the images that are in your mind before you knew the real reality of the world is still there after you have opened your eyes. This same problem is quoted in “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, “If one then compelled him to look at the fire itself, his eyes would hurt, he would turn round and flee toward those things which he could see, and think that they were in fact clearer than those now shown to him.” (Chaffee, 2009) c. What ethical implications, if any, do you think these works suggest? Plato’s work “The Allegory of the Cave” had few ethical implications. Living in a cave, traveling up to the world, then returning
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course PHIL 1001 taught by Professor Murrayskees during the Winter '10 term at Walden University.

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