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Plato (427-347 BC) Problem : How to justify knowledge and ethics. Solution : Theory of Forms (Ideas) Sensible world is apprehended by the senses (opinion) Intelligible world is apprehended by the intellect (knowledge) The objects of the intelligible world
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Unformatted text preview: are Forms. Intellect works through direct intuition of Forms (first principles, axioms) and reasoning from them to conclusions (theorems). Applying the Theory of Forms: Geometrical notion of a “circle” Pattern or object recognition...
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 387R taught by Professor Diehl during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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