Reflections; parallels and similarities between Plato and Descartes

1.Discuss the role/challenge/problem that religion played in Plato’s and Descartes’ thought and how and why they dealt with it.
2. The effect that relativism, skepticism and agnosticism played in Plato’s and Descartes’ search for knowledge and truth and certitude.
3. The similarities with Plato’s notion of immortality and Descartes’ Dualism.
4. The important influence of mathematics in both Plato and Descartes regarding the nature of and quality of knowledge and certitude.
5. The parallels/similarities between Plato’s Theory of Forms and Descartes’ Clear and Distinct ideas as they relate to the nature and qualities of Knowledge.
The essay must be between 750-1000 words long. (12 pt. , single space) The title, bibliography, foot notes ,etc are not included in the word count.

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