Article ID: CBB001214198

Plato on the Ordinary Person and the Forms (2014)

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Plato thought ordinary people have a cognitive, but ignorant, relationship with the Forms. Plato makes this relationship evident for the Slave at Meno 82b-86c, the Lover of Sights and Sounds at Republic 476-480, the ordinary person (hoi polloi) in the finger exercise conducted with Glaucon at Republic 523d3-5 and also in the argument about the equality of sticks and stones at Phaedo 74a-75b.

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Authors & Contributors
Otto, K. Darcy
Sorabji, Richard
Imai, Masahiro
Ophuijsen, Johannes M. van
Holmes, Brooke
Bartoš, Hynek
Journals
Apeiron: Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
Ancient Philosophy
科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Publishers
Princeton University Press
Lexington Books
Florida State Univeristy
de Gruyter
Concepts
Form (philosophy)
Philosophy
Definition of human; human nature
Matter theory
Metaphysics
Medicine
People
Aristotle
Plato
Parmenides
Hippocrates of Cos
Pythagoras
Hobbes, Thomas
Places
Greece
Times
Ancient
Medieval
16th century
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