INSTRUCTIONS: For all your Reflection Assignments, you will need to show an understanding of the material presented on Canvas and I will be looking for your own analysis. Your analysis should show some critical thinking and you should make sure to fully explain your responses. Please answer ALL of the following questions and answer ALL parts of each question.
1.) Plato and Hobbes both have some strong criticisms of democracy and of humanity. What do you think about what they both had to say about the flaws in democracy and the flaws in society? Do you think there is anything happening now that reflects their concerns?
2.) Make sure to watch the video on the Allegory of the Cave. What is YOUR interpretation of the allegory and how do YOU think the allegory relates to our current society and government?
3.) Locke and Rousseau both have very different views of humanity, society, and the possibilities of democracy from Hobbes and Plato. Which set of ideas and perspectives do you find more convincing? Meaning, which view of humanity and democracy do you agree with the most: the views of Locke which are more optimistic or the views of Hobbes which are most pessimistic? Make sure you specifically address the material covered on Canvas in your answer.
You do not need to write this is an essay-style format. You can simply number each response #1-3.
This assignment should be submitted through Canvas. You can either type it directly into Canvas or you can submit an attachment. The response should be at least 450 words in length. Keep in mind, this is the BARE MINIMUM that you should do and you should consider going over the minimum in order to receive a high grade on the assignment.