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Plato ­ Philosophy of Religion
Theory of Forms

The difference between ideas and ideas expressed in reality is a distinction that is crucial for Plato.
The knowledge of what something is precedes you seeing it.
The world we live in (world of appearances) ­ the real world (world of ideas)…

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The existence of the world of the forms cannot be proved.
(The third man argument) ­ Aristotle: a copy of a form could be an infinite series of copies = meaningless as
ultimate origin of concepts.


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