Essay_2_Plato - Echeverria ReannaEcheverria Philosophy101

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Echeverria  Reanna Echeverria Philosophy 101 Professor Anchustegui 28 July 2010 Plato’s Theory of the Forms  1.  Plato’s theory of forms describes a form in the following way: a form is not something  you can touch. It’s the purest of characteristics of an object. These forms do not exist in  space and time; they’re transcendent. A form is not something you can change, and it is  the same, always. Everything that we can see or touch is a replica of a form. Forms  cause us to have the knowledge about objects that we have. The forms are beings, that  have physical characteristics that we humans categorize exceptionally. They have a  certain essence to all of them. The identities of objects are cause by non-physical  entities. A physical object is a form. A form is something that is the essence of an object  or being and even if you take away some of the physical characteristics, it’s is still the  same thing. Take a ball for instance. If you strip off the color, and deflate it, we still  consider it a ball.  2. Plato’s theory of Forms was meant to find an answer to the following questions, how 
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Essay_2_Plato - Echeverria ReannaEcheverria Philosophy101

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