Need help with my Philosophy question – I’m studying for my class.
Respond to the questions below by writing an approximately 540-600 word, double spaced essay that will include all relevant points for each question.
Assignment: Read Just Another Word for River from Allen’s book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (open the files below). In this chapter, Allen is asking important questions: “How are we to tell how things are going for us as a community? How can we see what course we’re on?”
Questions: How can some people see further ahead than the majority of us? How do we treat them? Do you agree with Allen that we, the citizens, have a responsibility to observe and understand the direction we are heading? Relate these questions to Socrates’ role in the Allegory of the Cave. Additionally, you can use any references to any famous historical and contemporary figures.