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The soul becomes it is truly self; pure, full of wisdom, good, and beautiful. However, when the soul introduces a new body the soul forgets its knowledge, but over time the soul recollects memories by learning. Plato proves this theory when, “In reference to an uneducated slave b... ... middle of paper ... ...ny form of body from a human to an animal, however; Plato explained that animals did not have the capability to recollect past memory nor had the ability to reason. In the form of an animal and if the soul is ultimate goal is to find justice, how can the soul find it without previous knowledge? Works Cited Cuizon, Gwen.
Critique of Plato’s Theory of Form: Shortcomings and other conflicts and problem The world according to Plato is divided into two worlds: The Visible: The world we live in, the world we taste or touch. The Intelligible: We can only grab this with our mind. It is made up of Abstract forms, which are absolute and this exists in the permanent relation with the visible realm and makes the visible realm possible as all our knowledge of the visible world is derived from here. Because only they possess the eternal unchanging truth of mind and not the senses. Conflict: Plato is not very clear about how the Forms relate to things in the realm of Intelligible and Visible.
Plato believes that Forms are connected to one another because every human has an immortal soul to assess the combinations of types. We could recognize the reality of invisible sides through our rational thought, and we generalize similar objects in one category. The characteristic of a Form is unchangeable, eternal and
"Protagoras". Plato's Famous Works. Trans. Stanley Lombardo and Karen Bell. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1992.
Matter can take on new forms some of which are accidental while some our essential”. It is clear from this quote that Aristotle means something very different by his use of Forms. While Plato believed Forms were universal truths that can only be truly known to the immortal soul, Aristotle believed the Forms to be fully knowable through investigation unlike Plato's theory, “which sees individual things in this world as somehow participating in the unchanging world of the Forms, has difficult with explaining how thing... ... middle of paper ... ...of the body, and no problem arises of how soul and body can be united into a substantial whole: ‘there is no need to investigate whether the soul and the body are one, any more than the wax and the shape, or in general the matter of each thing and that of which it is the matter; for while “one” and “being” are said in many ways, the primary [sense] is actuality’ (De anima 2.1, 12B6–9).Many twentieth-century philosophers have been looking for just such a via media between materialism and dualism, at least for the case of the human mind; and much scholarly attention has gone into asking whether Aristotle’s view can be aligned with one of the modern alternatives, or whether it offers something preferable to any of the modern alternatives, or whether it is so bound up with a falsified Aristotelian science that it must regretfully be dismissed as no longer a live option.