2 essays consisting of these two questions
1. Compare and contrast the analogy of the cave in Platos Republic to the story of King Solomon in I Kings. The analogy of the cave presents a case where the individuals who have knowledge must go back into the cave to rule, while Solomon is considered by the Bible to be one of the wisest people who ever lived. Does knowledge make you more ethical or less ethical? What are the similarities and differences between their two accounts of unifying knowledge and power? (One hint to answering this question is how both consider acting badly as a form of misguided desire).
2. In the movie Crimes and Misdemeanors, at the Passover Seder, Aunt May argues that if he can do it [murder] and get away with it and he chooses not to be bothered by the ethics, then he\’s home free. Remember, history is written by the winners. If the Nazis had won, future generations would see World War II quite differently. Look at our reading in Nietzsches Genealogy of Morals, Platos Republic and Martin Bubers I and Thou. Explain Aunt Mays position according to each of these thinkers. How would each explain the origin of her viewpoint and how would their three explanations differ? (You can watch that scene again on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xubKqMY2tPg).
Each answer should be 2 pages each, so use your space wisely (totaling 4 pages total). You need to make as strong a case as you can with solid evidence within a small space.