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Plato’s Doctrine of Ideas and his Lost Lectures

The Theory of the Forms was probably elaborated and mathematized — unfortunately we’ll never know exactly how or why.

In the Dialogues, Plato (429–347 BCE) articulated his Theory of the Forms or Doctrine of Ideas. According to the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle, knowledge (episteme) and…

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Shane J. Ralston

Philosopher, journalist and writer with a knack for speaking truth to power. Always up for a good convo: philsphizer@gmail.com