Reflection Assignment 1-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?
Reflection Assignment 2-Write a one-two page reflection – minimum 250 words (usually more is necessary).
Read the problem of evil as presented in Chapter 8 and then consider it in light of hedonism as discussed in Chapter 7. Both talk about “good’ and “evil.” Are they using “good” and “evil” in the same sense? If not, does this complicate our attempts to address the problem of evil, since it is concerned with why God allows evil? Does hedonism offer any solution to the problem of evil?