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The Middle-Dialogue Forms are Universals

John Malcolm

in Plato on the Self-Predication of Forms

Published in print June 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239062
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679827 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239062.003.0005
The Middle-Dialogue Forms are Universals

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This chapter defends the thesis that the middle-dialogue Forms are universals. Indeed, for Plato, there could be no Forms as paradigm cases unless some more fundamental entities were universals, and what could these be but Forms? In the course of the treatment of this topic, the Third Bed Argument is discussed.

Keywords: universals; paradigms; Forms; Third Bed Argument

Chapter.  3790 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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