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The Form as an F Thing Non-Univocally with the Empirical F Particulars

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/9780198239062.003.0007
The Form as an F Thing Non-Univocally with the Empirical F Particulars

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Having challenged Thesis A, the doctrine that the Form is not to be regarded as an F thing, this chapter proposes an alternative (Thesis B), whereby the Form — be it a universal or not — may as an F thing be viewed as non-univocal. Thesis B reads that The Form as standard is to be described or specified as being F, that is, it is to be taken as an F thing, but it is not to be classified with the many empirical Fs since it is not an F in the same sense. The appeal of Thesis B is that, in contrast to Thesis A, it takes Model/Copy very seriously.

Keywords: empirical F; Forms; Thesis B; Model/Copy; Thesis A

Chapter.  5449 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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