Apology by Plato
1. Why is Socrates being brought before the court?
2. Who is Hippias of Ellis? What does he do according to Socrates?
3. What is the name of the Oracle?
4. What did the Oracle say about Socrates?
5. Why is Socrates not afraid of Death?
In the Apology, Socrates says that we should not fear death. But is he right?
What are some reasons to fear Death? What are some reason not to fear Death?
Allegory by Plato
1. How is the cave like our world today?
2. Why might the liberated prisoner begin to think that the illusions of the cave are more
real than the things he sees in the real world?
3. What is the process the liberated prisoner needs to go through to get used to the light of
4. Would you go back to help those still imprisoned…why or why not?
5. Briefly, describe what you think a “Form” is according to Plato.