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  • Doctrine of the Forms
    • Weaknesses
      • Strengths
        • cannot be disproved
        • Support from modern science: individuals are part of a species because they share a common genetic code
        • it makes sense that there are universal ideas (eg chair) that we use to make sense of particular things (eg armchair
        • the theory is a hypothesis, and no rules can be created for a hypothesis
      • "good comes in so many varieties there cnnot be a single form of it"
      • "good" is too vague to apply to all situations, someone who is a good person canot also be a good horse. it canot be one single form
      • something doesnt have to be eternal to be pure
      • the forms have no practical use
      • "goodness" would constantly change depending on the person and situation, it cannot be a single form
      • cannot be proved
      • the idea that there is a separate world where forms have been for eternity seems ureasonable
      • his therory suggests there is a perfect form for everything- including disease etc.
      • he is unclear whether a single form refers to all objects eg horse of if each indiviudual object has its own perfect 'form'
  • "good" is too vague to apply to all situations, someone who is a good person canot also be a good horse. it canot be one single form
  • relativists would argue there is no absolute form of good
    • Weaknesses
      • Strengths
        • cannot be disproved
        • Support from modern science: individuals are part of a species because they share a common genetic code
        • it makes sense that there are universal ideas (eg chair) that we use to make sense of particular things (eg armchair
        • the theory is a hypothesis, and no rules can be created for a hypothesis
      • "good comes in so many varieties there cnnot be a single form of it"
      • something doesnt have to be eternal to be pure
      • the forms have no practical use
      • "goodness" would constantly change depending on the person and situation, it cannot be a single form
      • cannot be proved
      • the idea that there is a separate world where forms have been for eternity seems ureasonable
      • his therory suggests there is a perfect form for everything- including disease etc.
      • he is unclear whether a single form refers to all objects eg horse of if each indiviudual object has its own perfect 'form'

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