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Unformatted text preview: The Objections to the Theory of Forms A. The Extent of the World of Forms What things are there Forms for? 1. Moral and aesthetic ideals: just, beautiful, good 2. Natural kinds: human being 3. Natural stuffs: fire, water [Socrates expresses uncertainty about groups (2) and (3).] 4. Undignified things: hair, mud, dirt. [Socrates denies Forms for things in group (4), but Parmenides says that when he gets older hell learn not to be so fastidious. This is clearly a point where there is a conflict between the role of Forms as (morally or aesthetically pleasing) paradigms and their role as universals .]...
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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.
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