Plato - to Plato are roughly speaking archetypes or...

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Plato Plato, a Classical Greek philosopher, thinker, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of natural philosophy, science, and Western philosophy. Plato often discusses the father-son relationship and the "question" of whether a father's interest in his sons has much to do with how well his sons turn out. The Theory of Forms typically refers to Plato's belief that the material world as it seems to us is not the real world, but only a shadow of the real world. Plato spoke of forms in formulating his solution to the problem of universals. The forms, according
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Unformatted text preview: to Plato, are roughly speaking archetypes or abstract representations of the many types and properties (that is, of universals) of things we see all around us. Plato says that people who take the sun-lit world of the senses to be good and real are living pitifully in a den of evil and ignorance. According to Plato, physical objects and physical events are "shadows" of their ideal or perfect forms, and exist only to the extent. Plato as stating that knowledge is justified true belief, an influential view which informed future developments in modern analytic epistemology. Plato had many thought which were worthy learned and thought about....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 110 taught by Professor Rucker during the Spring '08 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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