Discuss the differences between Protagoras’s relativism and Socrates’s dialectic method in terms of what is assumed about the nature of Truth. Each philosopher has his own conception of what is truth, and that conception drives his methodology.

Discuss the differences between Protagoras’s relativism and Socrates’s dialectic method in terms of what is assumed about the nature of Truth. Each philosopher has his own conception of what is truth, and that conception drives his methodology.
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Discuss how Plato’s four cardinal virtues might help make our society better if practiced by all members.

REFLECTION

Write a one-two page reflection – minimum 250 words (usually more is necessary).

Compare the plight of the people who live in Plato’s cave with the uneducated people of our world. You may use any type of education that you think the uneducated people of our world are missing out on and how it might help them change their beliefs about certain things. Keep in mind that the people in Plato’s cave were chained there – against their will – does this have a parallel with today’s uneducated population? Should people outside the cave have made a greater effort to go inside the cave to enlighten their fellow humans? If so, how?

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