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Unformatted text preview: natural science is impossible ! For natural science -as Aristotle was quick to notice -“must take for granted that the things that exist by nature are, either all or some of them, in motion (i.e., subject to change)” ( Phys . 185a12-13). And physical science maintains that there can be invariable, necessary truths about changeable, corruptible objects. Instead, Plato supposes that necessary truths are about Forms. If it really is invariably true that zebras have stripes, this is because of some invariable feature of the Zebra Itself, an incorruptible and eternal object of contemplation. Note that a consequence of the line Plato takes is that propositions that appear to be about sensible, spatio-temporal particulars turn out, if they are to be objects of knowledge, not to be about those things at all. Which is to say, our knowledge gets cut off from the world of experience....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09