The author succinctly determines that Plato does not escape the One/Many problem nor adequately establishes the relationship between the form and the particular. This paper divides its time between a short overview of the theory of Forms and the argument that there are problems with the theory identified in Plato’s own Parmenides. Two objections plague Plato’s metaphysics: the logical absurdity of the concept of participation and the question: How can materialness be derived from immaterialness?
"The One, The Many, and Plato: A Critical Analysis of Plato's Theory of Forms,"
Episteme: Vol. 16
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.denison.edu/episteme/vol16/iss1/4