Plato and the Forms

This week I begin work on my fourth philosophy paper this semester for my junior level courses. This one will be on good old Plato and his view of the Forms. The Forms continue to be one of the most interesting philosophical ideas in the history of Philosophy. That is because they present immense difficulties both in thought and in theory. In fact the whole world of abstract concepts is a mystifying paradox for materialism. How can someone recognize a circle when every circle they have encountered, no matter how similar, is in actuality different. The same with trees, and grass. The particular and the many, or rather unity and diversity, is a fantastic opportunity to hone one’s thinking skills.

Wish me luck!

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