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Explain the allegory of the cave, then explain the ideas in one of the articles below.  Do you think that in the post-truth era we are trapped, like the cave dwellers, by our own biases?
Assignment must be between 200-300 words. There must be in-text citation and references to all resources used.
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· The Allegory of the Cave from Book VII of Plato’s Republic,
http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/platoscave.html
· [VIDEO] Plato’s Allegory of the Cave explained by Alex Gendler

· Fake news and a 400-year-old problem: We need to resolve the ‘post-truth’ crisis – Luciano Floridi. Floridi is an Oxford philosopher writing here for the Guardian about the “post-truth crisis” and the role philosophy should play in addressing it.  There’s a useful tie here between the cave analogy and the way each of us lives in a digital cave created by our own biases
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/29/fake-news-echo-chamber-ethics-infosphere-internet-digital
· The Post-Truth World: Why Have We had Enough of Experts Forbes (read pg 1 and pg 2)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lbsbusinessstrategyreview/2017/05/22/the-post-truth-world-why-have-we-had-enough-of-experts/#1703166b54e6
· “We’re in a post-truth world with eroding trust and accountability. It can’t end well”, by Australian philosopher, Nick Enfield.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/17/were-in-a-post-truth-world-with-eroding-trust-and-accountability-it-cant-end-well

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