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The theory of reality Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher from around the mid 400 to 300 B.C., who helped form the philosophical foundations of Western culture. Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens. Plato is widely believed to have been a student of Socrates and to have been deeply influenced by his teacher (1). Plato had a many details about his theory on reality, and in this passage we will go through those ideas, details, and meanings.We will discover reality, why he felt that his theories were important for a common understanding of truth, and what truth is. In short, Plato’s theory of reality is can be described as a duality theory. It is a duality theory because Plato believes that reality is broken down into two parts that there are two parts to reality which are the world of forms, and the world of appearances. A form is something that is not located in any particular place or time, it does not change, and it is just there. In the absence
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2010 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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