History of Philosophy Formative Assignments. To be emailed to [email protected] These assignments are not formally graded, but I will return them to you with comments designed to help you with your formal assignments. 1. By 22nd February 2013, 500 words Critically analyse Plato’s mathematical example in Meno. This is from the epistemology section of the course, so you should be thinking about Plato’s theory of knowledge. For this exercise, you should explain the example as if you were talking to an intelligent person who had not read Meno or studied philosophy. Use diagrams if you want to, but if you do make sure that you also explain them in your own words. 2. By 8th March 2013, 500 words What is Plato’s Theory of Forms? Illustrate your answer with at least 2 of Plato’s examples. This is from the being and reality section of the course, so you should be focussing on Plato’s metaphysics. For this exercise, you should explain the example as if you were talking to an intelligent person who had not read Plato or studied philosophy.