(B) "Ideals are an illusion; we can only experience what is real." Discuss.

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  • "Ideals are an illusion; we can only experience what is real." Discuss. (10)
    • Introduction
      • Ideals = forms. Exist in a separate realm. Pure knowledge and not dependent on opinion.
    • Conclusion
      • Everything is only an illusion. Something only techincally exists when you can see it. All in the mind, how can you determine which is real and which isn't.
    • Does Plato's World of Ideals really exist or is it something only Philosophers can access?
    • Aristotle: do his ideas prove Plato has no evidence.
    • Plato stated that the material world was still real, the world of ideals was just more real.
      • Form of Beauty.
      • We can only experience the real world, mind is the ultimate reality not the physical as something only exists when you're looking at it.

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