Help with essay on Plato's thesis that knowledge is of the Forms

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The title is 'Explore Plato's thesis that knowledge is of the Forms'. What sort of points should I make? Would you include the similie of the cave? Universals and predicate nominalism? And how would I argue back that knowledge is not of the Forms, would I just point out the flaws in his arguments?

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(Original post by Rhaenys)
Hi,

The title is 'Explore Plato's thesis that knowledge is of the Forms'. What sort of points should I make? Would you include the similie of the cave? Universals and predicate nominalism? And how would I argue back that knowledge is not of the Forms, would I just point out the flaws in his arguments?

All help will be very much appriciated!
Hullo,

It's a very specific question, so I would concentrate on the Theory of the Forms. Introduction: One paragraph on Plato, the Republic...etc.

Main essay: Explain the Theory in good detail, using a lot of examples; even quotes. Then, point out that it seems a bit odd...cue to try and refute it. Explain what is wrong with it and why, maybe where it could improve or whether it's completely hopeless. If you think it is, explain why and try and point out a different theory.

Conclude: in conclusion...though at first its a good theory, in practicality it is a bit weird.

Is it 50 marks? Gosh...I really think this can be answered in a short essay.

I'm screwed for A2 Philosophy.
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Reading this model essay on Plato might help, it has a very similar title: http://www.philosophicalinvestigatio...988-essayforms
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