Plato Outline - Plato (427-347 BCE): Materialism all...

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Plato (427-347 BCE): Materialism – all reality is a part/process of the real word a. No soul/god, atheism is true Dualism – there is a material universe and nonphysical aspect to reality a. Both body and soul i. Realm of becoming – realm of change, temporary (this, here) 1. material ii. Realm of being – realm of eternal, “disembodied soul” 1. immaterial Theist – belief in existence of god(s) Idealism – particular kind of dualism -> nonmaterial world came before physical Immortality – human persons have (and are) souls and souls survive death -> dualism; human person is an immortal soul and death is a transition to a disembodied existence. Theory of Forms (TOF): a. Forms are perfect, immaterial (abstract) design plans in realm of being b. A person has seen the ideal because before birth they were in the realm of being (reason why you can judge things as beautiful or just) c. Diagram of circle (being and becoming) d. Point? Gives standard, absolute answer
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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Plato Outline - Plato (427-347 BCE): Materialism all...

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