LOGICAL VULNERABILTY ESSAY #2
(3 page Personal Essay– research not required )*Here is where I want you to consider how what formed your opinion, the analysis of your own
meta-cognition. What influenced your point of view and why wont you change your mind?
Ruggerio Part 1 What do we believe? How good are your opinions? ( Chapters 1-5) TEXT
Chapter 11 Allegory of the Cave p. 583
allegory of the cave animated
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=N6LUptADIww*Its useful to consider a topic that you have strong feelings about.
It’s a controversial issue where our logic is weakened–we have a hard time seeing the other side.
*You may also write about a topic or controversial issue that you understand as complicated and that you have some ambivalence or hesitancy/uncertainty where you don’t feel like coming down
on “one side or another”
*Next consider the OVERALL influences in your life that has shaped/formed your opinion or questioning attitude:
*The obvious notions you need to describe are related to your family/culture/religion and what you have been EXPOSED to in addition beyond your primal sources–
~media, travel, social and economic diversity
~personal reading and research/ attending school
~experiences beyond your family of origin
~specific “life-changing” events
*The task here is not to convince readers of the correctness of your stance or point of view,
but writing to carefully assess the formation of your own opinion regarding a particular topic and coming to terms with your own process towards open-mindedness and critical thinkingor the lack thereof , in relation to this controversy.*Here’s a brainstorm of the obvious “push-button” issues.. Choose a topic..or choose your own
Women’s Reproductive Rights/ Women’s Right to Choose
Public Funding for Public Education
Healthcare for All
Women in combat
Capital punishmen/death penalty