Video #1: Plato’s Theory of Forms
Plato is an ancient Greek philosopher who was born in Athens, 429BC, and spend all his life there until his death, 347BC. Not only is he known for the theory’s he was made, but for being Socrates student as well as Aristotle’s teacher. His writings focused mainly on political philosophy, theology, cosmology, epistemology and the philosophy of language. Socrates was a major inspiration, his methods of dialogue and debate impressed him so much that he then closely analyzed the question of virtue and the formation of a noble character.
“Can we know what virtue is?” it is the theory of forms. After his teacher has passed away, he continued his theory, what is virtue? Plato believed that could be answered so he came up with the Theory of Forms. Metaphysics is born, it is where you can find a true meaning of virtue and justice, where the form is found. The field of philosophy concerned with the ultimate truth of reality. According to Plato, in the world we are living in, every object had a true meaning. With intelligible is what we grasp with our senses, and what’s visible is what we grasp with our senses.
Plato believed that the real world is outside from where we are living, the world we are living in right now is a material world. He describes the real world of forms as patterns for the objects, concepts from the material world, as he said, “in a world of unchanging perfection.” In order to leave the material world, he said we need to be free of our shackles and find the world of
By believing that all objects in this world are copies of the forms, the forms are the causes of what exist in the world.
I think that we are trapped in this material world, and in fact I agree that there is another world outside of here. We are visually grasping what we see, but if we think I know that there is something out there that for now we aren’t able to see it. it can be because of the same reason that we are too accustomed with how they are ruling us.