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  • plato suggests that the world we live in is a world of appearances but the real world of ideas that he calls the forms.
  • by forms Plato meant the idea of what a thing is.
  • a form is unchanging because it is a concept. its not like physical objects: but they die.
  • the form is everlasting....the forms thus exist in a different realty. 
  • forms: unchanging,timeless and eternal.

Realm of Forms

  • realm of forms more important to plato than realm of appearances.
  • in the world there are only shadows and images of the forms.
  • things in the world of appearances participate in the world of…


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