Textual Exegesis paper: Allegory of the Cave, Definition of Piety, Euthyphro

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Textual Exegesis Paper:

The purpose of this assignment is to interpret a central passages of

philosophical texts as a careful reader of them. Explaining difficult material in your own words is a skill of

life. In essence, you must restate in your own words the major points raised in the texts under analysis.

For this reason, I have chosen a first part and a second part. You must type two pages minimum about

the Allegory of the Cave and two pages minimum about on Socrates’s refutation of the 2nd and 3rd

definitions of piety (the pleasing and loving Gods conception of piety) in Socrates’s Dialogue with

Euthyphro in the second part.There’s no maximum, but only a minimum of four pages double-spaced. I

will only accept MS word files in the dropbox, no other file formats will suffice.


Textual Exegesis Paper: The purpose of this assignment is to interpret a central passages of philosophical texts as a careful reader of them. Explaining difficult material in your own words is a skill of life. In essence, you must restate in your own words the major points raised in the texts under analysis. For this reason, I have chosen a first part and a second part. You must type two pages minimum about the Allegory of the Cave and two pages minimum about on Socrates’s refutation of the 2nd and 3rd definitions of piety (the pleasing and loving Gods conception of piety) in Socrates’s Dialogue with Euthyphro in the second part. There’s no maximum, but only a minimum of four pages double-spaced. I will only accept MS word files in the dropbox, no other file formats will suffice. The Assignment is Due on 2/11 11:59 PM. You may adopt MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual Style. You must cite in one of these formats. Failure to cite will result in marks off. Failure to cite properly will result in marks off. Your paper should be doublespaced with 1 inch margins all around. Part 1: Summarize the main levels of the cave and reference the text when you do so. What is the lowest forms of knowledge in the cave? What is the highest form of knowledge in the cave? What do you take the symbolism of shadow and sun to be in the Allegory of the Cave? Part 2: How does Socrates refute the 2nd and 3rd definition of Piety? Explain Euthyphro’s definition and Socrates rebuttal of both moments. Give textual support from the source text. Be sure to explain why Socrates’s rebuttals are so effective. Hint: A good textual exegesis is written to the target audience of the generally educated person who knows nothing about what you are writing about; the target audience for any assignment is NEVER me, the professor. We use writing to see how much you know and how well you understood the readings. That’s why you write to the generally educated person who knows nothing about this topic. This strategy holds for most college writing assignments in other classes. 1. Make sure the paper is carefully proofread. 2. Explain key moments of the argument. 3. Citing some textual passages directly will enhance your ability to show you know where to find support for the claims you are making about the texts in question. 4. Remember that 30% of your grade rests on being able to effectively execute this assignment. It’s impossible not to do the readings and do this assignment well. Understanding the material and being able to write about reinforce each other. 5. Do not share your work with other people, even to help guide them. If you want to help, read another person’s paper and then make comments. Sad to say, I have had to fail students who were naïve in thinking someone else wouldn’t replicate their work word for word, and then I am forced to fail both of you. I will use the turnitin.com feature for plagiarism in the dropbox and this should be recognized before you turn in any work in D2L (not just my class).

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Allegory of the Cave
The Allegory of the Cave is a particular theory which was put forward by Plato. The
theory basically focuses on the concept of human perception. The creator of this theory implies
that the knowledge which is acquired through the senses is no more than just opinion. In addition
to this, Plato also claims that in order to suggest that one has real knowledge, it must be gained
through philosophical reasoning. The basis of the theory is a differentiation between individuals
who see the truth as it is and those people who consider sensory knowledge as the truth. The
theory can be summarized into five parts. These include the cave, the shadows, the game, the
escape and the return.
The cave is portrayed to have three prisoners who are tied on to some rocks. Their legs,
arms, as well as their heads, are tied in a way that they can only look at the stone wall in front of
them. The prisoners have been in this condition since they were born and have never been
outside the cave (Evans, 2016). There is also a walkway between the prisoners and the fire
behind them. Along with this walkway, people usually walk by carrying things such as animals
and plants on their heads. The cave is a representation of those people who believe that
knowledge comes from empirical evidence (What we see and hear in the world). It also a
representation of how those who believe in empirical knowledge are confined in a “cave” of
misunderstanding.
In terms of the shadows, Plato implies that the prisoners cannot see anything behind or to
the side of them. They must only look at the wall in front of them. Durin...

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