Plato

What are The Forms?
Ideal, eternal single versions of things found on Earth. The Forms are found in the realm of the forms, which is above our daily world.
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What is the Realm of the Forms?
Inhabited by spiritual souls and the true beings in themselves.
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What is the The Realm of Appearances?
This world in which things look more or less like their originals in the Realm of the Forms.
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What is the Form of the Good?
Is the highest form. All other forms have the goodness of perfection from participating in the Good. The Form of the Good also brings enlightenment to the rational mind.
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What is the analogy of the cave?
Plato's idea that we all only see the shadows of the truth. A prisoner escapes and sees the world for what it truly is, the sun being The Form of the Good. When the prisoner returns to the cave, nobody believes them and they plan to kill him.
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What are Three of Aristotle's objections?
Plato assumes that for something to be pure it needs to be eternal. If The Forms are so essential to true understanding, why does no one study them? The idea that theoretical knowledge of something leads necessarily to being able to do it is wrong.
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What are some other objections?
Empiricists would object to the various assumptions that we may know anything about the world a priori, other than by sense experience.
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