In a 750-1000 word essay, please respond to the following:
Explain and evaluate Socrates’ claim in the Apology that “the unexamined life is not worth living for a human being,” and briefly analyze and discuss the particular method he uses to discover the truth (i.e., dialectics or the Socratic Method). Do you agree that a human being cannot live a fully satisfying life if he or she remains ignorant, like the slavish prisoners in Plato’s cave? Why or why not?
Finally, in support of your argument, you are required refer to specific passages in the video (Alain de Botton’s “Socrates on Self-Confidence—Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness,” available on YouTube via the link below). Students are also required to include at least two MLA-formatted citations to the assigned textbook readings. Submissions that do not fulfill the above criteria will only be eligible for partial credit.
The link above will give you detailed information on how to cite your sources properly.
Socrates on Self-Confidence—Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness
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