yea - Universals are that of which don't exist in the way...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Universals are that of which don’t exist in the way that ordinary physical objects exist . Universals are the idea or thought of an object that physically exists . If a person were to think of a truck in their minds, they could not imagine or picture what truck looks like, because truck is just the idea of a real existing physical object . The only thing people can do when they try to picture a Truck in their minds, is remember what a truck looks like that they have already physically seen . The properties of the truck people picture in their head are referred to as Forms. There is a form for every type of object in reality . There are forms of dogs, forms of mountains, human beings, there are forms of colors, and the list could go on . It is possible to picture what the color red looks like in one’s head, however it is not possible to imagine what the word color itself looks like in our heads . That is because color is a universal, and red is a form. To be even more specific, there are different shades of the color red, there is dark red, light red, and others shades of red . These are referred to as particulars. Particulars are the characteristics of a form. To put these three important terms together, it would be that particulars make up the forms of universals . Plato believed that universals are more real than particulars even though we are able to touch, see, and taste particulars and yet we can only think of universals . Aristotle did not believe this
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Guy during the Spring '08 term at Canisius College.

Page1 / 4

yea - Universals are that of which don't exist in the way...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online