Plato 1 - Lecture 2: Plato I, January 30, 2008 page 1 Plato...

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Lecture 2: Plato I, January 30, 2008 page 1 Plato introduction: Outline: I) Plato and Socrates: Greece in 400bc II) Laws of Nature and Mathematics: A) mathematical knowledge B) Theory of Forms C) Body and Soul III) Values and reality, incoherence of relativism: A) about knowledge and truth in general B) about values IV) Plato's procedure:
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Lecture 2: Plato I, January 30, 2008 page 2 I) Plato and Socrates: Greece in 400bc a) Socrates [460bc to 399bc] teacher of Plato [427-347 bc] b) Greek world, geographically c) timeline, political events ………/____…._______/_____…____/_____________/_____________________ 8000 4000 2000 1000 0 present
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Lecture 2: Plato I, January 30, 2008 page 3 II) Laws of Nature and Mathematics: the Theory of Forms two facts about the experience of this proof: 1) CERTAINTY, fact about ALL TRIANGLES. SEE necessity 2) NOT TRUE OF THE ACTUAL PHYSICAL DIAGRAM
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Lecture 2: Plato I, January 30, 2008 page 4 A) FORMS: permanent facts: NECESSARY, and TRUE ABOUT THE WORLD All physical objects are temporary
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Plato 1 - Lecture 2: Plato I, January 30, 2008 page 1 Plato...

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