Cogito 11 (3):199-205 (1997)

Edward Slowik
Winona State University
As a means of overcoming the "Third Man" argument, several commentators have developed an influential theory of the relationship between Platonic Forms and particulars based on Plato's use of "image" analogies. This essay explores the viability of this "image-analogy" hypothesis and, in particular, examines an important, but neglected, argument advanced by R. E. Allen intent on establishing an ontological distinction between an image and its object-source.
Keywords Plato  Platonic forms
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DOI 10.5840/cogito199711350
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