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 he’ll 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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- Fall '09
- C. Socrates, Monism, D. Parmenides