27 - Second Thoughts: Plato's Parmenides and the Forms
Plato sets out criticisms against his own theory of Forms in the "Parmenides". In this episode Peter looks at the criticisms, including the Third Man Argument, and asks what Plato wants us to conclude from them.
• MM McCabe, Plato's Individuals (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994), chs. 3 and 4.
• C. Meinwald, "Good-bye to the Third Man," in R. Kraut (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Plato (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), 365-396.
• C. Strang, "Plato and the Third Man," In G. Vlastos (ed.), Plato: a Collection of Critical Essays, vol.1, Metaphysics and Epistemology (London: Macmillan, 1972).
• G. Vlastos, "The Third Man argument in the Parmenides ," in R.E. Allen (ed.), Studies in Plato's Metaphysics (London: Routledge, 1965).