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Philosophy T1 L7 Forms.doc

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Philosophy
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PHIL 1F90
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Richard Brown

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The Idea / Forms  idos (something greek) Ex: form = tall, short is not a form because short is “less tall”, form is complete FORMs will never change For example: Triangles versus Triangularity Imagine you have an isosceles triangle that’s bigger than all and bright red Beside it a scalene triangle that’s bright blue Obtuse triangle that’s jet black What do they have I common? Triangularity, all are just instances, what it means to be a triangle, all just participating in the FORM Triangularity Plato believed that the form of beauty was actually thought somehow or other to be beautiful If there is a form of beauty is there also a form of ugliness? No, you don’t
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