Discussion On The Importance of Education and The Ways That One Can Become Educated.

Both Socrates and Augustine write about the importance of education and the ways that one can become educated. Imagine they are in dialogue with one another. Do they agree on how we know things and how we can gain knowledge? Do they accord the body the same status? Where do they disagree or have a different emphasis? Details: The second formal paper will focus on Plato and Augustine you need to try to use some example from book “plato five dialogues ” and the book “Augustine Confessions” Translated by F.J. Sheed. Think of this topic as just that—goads to get you thinking. These are not exam questions so much as springboards for you to develop your argument about a text we have read, backing your argument with details from close reading. If a prompt contains multiple questions, do not feel that you have to address each question, much less each question in that order. As you reflect on Plato and Augustine, you should find yourself confronted by problems, questions, and issues. Settle on one of those questions and find a way of answering it. This answer should evolve into your thesis. Continue looking for passages that will challenge, support, and generally help you to develop your emerging insight about the text. Keep in mind that an interesting thesis is always debatable or not immediately obvious. As you develop evidence and arguments in support of your thesis, remember that someone else might have a different interpretation of the same passages. What might such an alternative thesis be? How would you respond to the claims of this person? Your essay must be/have the following or else it may be marked down a 1/3 of a grade (e.g., from a B+ to a B): 3-5 pages (900-1500 words) double-spaced, with paragraphs properly indented and no space between paragraphs in 12-point standard font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Book Antiqua) stapled page numbers properly proofread (consult a manual or the shorthand Technical Aspects of Writing if you have questions) do not justify your right margins (i.e., write your text as though it is a column in the newspaper, whereby the right side is smooth like the left) a title citations properly formatted. This includes citing Plato according to Stephanus paginations, not page number and referring to a text according to the proper genre (e.g., The Confessions is not a novel). Either MLA or Chicago Style is acceptable. A Works Cited page that is formatted correctly.