THE MATRIX: QUESTIONS TO PONDERAND ANSWER
1. What is Platos cave, and how do we get out?
2. Are we different from the inhabitants of the Matrix? How can you tell?
3. The Matrix and Platos Allegory of the Cave pose the questions: what is real, and how do w
Mrs. Allison Solis
Mrs. Allison Solis
The purpose of this course is to
introduce students to God
Research Paper Rough Draft Rubric
100 Points-60% of First Quarter Project Grade
Thesis (_40 ) score_
Original, insightful thesis supported by compelling and evaluative analysis of evidence
Strong thesis supported by clear and sound analysis of evidence
The Allegory of the Cave (The Republic , Book VII)
And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened:, Behold!
human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reach
Allegory of the Cave
Theory of Forms
Plato, Aristotle, Ockham
Which is which?
What are they doing with
Where are they?
See the full painting here
Greek Philosophers (500BC 200BC)
Plato, 20, meets Socrates,
The Harambe Conspiracy
I believe the death of Harambe is a government conspiracy spearheaded by the Bush
administration and all of the proof is in Hillary Clintons deleted emails. The government wanted
Soren Kierkegaard is often regarded as the father of existentialism. He separated
thought & existence. One cannot think existence, one can only do it. This is not a
separation of absolute, thought & existence are connectedthoug
Epicureanism is rooted in the teachings of Epicurus (341-270 BCE). His teachings are influenced by
Aristotles pursuit of the good life. Aristotle believed that humans were meant to seek Truth & the
Good. Aristotle understood this to be a ques
Epistemology is the branch of philosophy which studies knowledge. It seeks to understand Truth and how
humans come to know Truth. It derives from the Greek terms episteme (knowledge) and logos (a term with
multiple meanings: pre-Socratic phil
Allegory of the Cave Plato
Read and annotate Platos allegory. Then, answer these questions in ink or typed on a
separate sheet of paper. Write in complete sentences. Be thorough and specific.
Whenever possible, reference the text (include quotes) to suppo
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branch of philosophy which
It seeks to understand Truth and how
humans come to know Truth.
It derives from the Greek terms
episteme (knowledge) and logos (a
term with multiple meaning
Locke, Hume & Kant
Empiricist = All knowledge derives from experience.
Locke opposed Descartes concept of
innate ideas with a principle of
simplification (which is to say we
need to avoid unnecessary theories &
stick to the simplest of explanations)
Existentialist Epistemology Notes
Soren Kierkegaard is often regarded as the _ of existentialism.
He separated thought & existence. One cannot _ existence, one can only do it.
This is not a separation of absolute, thought & existence are connectedthought
Instructions: Using your class notes and discussions and The Allegory of the Cave
document explain the following questions in relation to the film.
1. After viewing the film and Platos Allegory, please compare and contrast both.