Topic: Allegory of The Cave

Here is the prompt of the essay

Write an essay describing how Plato’s “Allegory of The Cave” as an illustration of the Doctrine of the Forms can be seen to reconcile the metaphysical views of Heraclitus and Parmenides. Use most of your space to explain what the allegory is intended to express – The Doctrine of the Forms (e.g., I do not need an elaborate description of the cave). Please make sure that the following questions are answered: what is the allegory an allegory of?; what do the main parts of the allegory refer to or symbolize (i.e. the cave refers to ______, the shadows refer to ______, etc.)?Let’s assume, for the sake of space, that your audience is already familiar with the positions of both Heraclitus and Parmenides. Therefore, you need only remind us what their theories are. Furthermore, please assume we know what an allegory is.  use the textbook, “Philosophy: The Power of Idea” by Brooke Noel Moore and Kenneth Bruder, as an outside source. When you use this source, please put the page number in the text.

write the essay like this format:

1, Set up conflict (Heraclitus, Parmenides)

2, Doctrine of Forms (uni/part, Forms, Allegory)

3,How it resolves conflict?



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