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Plato lecture notes - general conception of Beauty itself...

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Plato’s Theory of Forms shows that there are two distinct levels of reality. The first is the visible world of sight, sounds, touch, and taste that we inhabit and the intelligible world of Forms that stands above the visible world and gives it being. For example, Plato maintains that in addition to being able to identify a beautiful person or a beautiful painting, we also have a
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Unformatted text preview: general conception of Beauty itself, and we are able to identify the beauty in a person or a painting only because we have this conception of Beauty in the abstract. The Form of Beauty is itself invisible, eternal, and unchanging, unlike the things in the visible world that can grow old and lose their beauty....
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