Plato’s Theory of Ideal Forms: An Explanation

Plato’s closeness and admiration for Socrates can be cited as his inspiration for the Theory of Ideal Forms. The Socratic dialogues in which Plato argues through Socrates’ lens are evidence of Plato’s admiration for his teacher. Fundamentally, the dialogues form the basis of this theory, whereby Plato posits that the current world is certainly unreliable …

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