Answer one of the following prompts with a 4 page, typed, properly formatted essay.
1. As both Plato and Aristotle are foundational thinkers for the history of philosophy, consider what each says about the nature of knowledge, and decide whose view more rightly or clearly explains how one is able to know things or to know “what is”.
2. In the discussion of the nature of Being and reality, Plato offers the classic explanation of this in his Allegory of the Cave. Among the following thinkers, Descartes, Hume, or Heidegger, choose one and discuss how this thinker would respond to Plato’s theory about reality.