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Unformatted text preview: them -as, for instance, they come to be like by getting a share of likeness, large by getting a share of largeness, and just and beautiful by getting a share of justice and beauty. II. The self-criticism of the first part of the Parmenides A. How are these extraordinary criticisms intended to be taken? 1. As fatal objections to the Theory of Forms ? 2. As based on misunderstandings of the Theory of Forms that need to be cleared away? 3. As prima facie problems for the Theory of Forms that demand modifications of the theory? B. My view: Some combination of (2) and (3) is probably closest to the truth. Some of the objections are frivolous, but others are meant to be taken seriously....
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