Plato's Metaphysics from "The Republic" Essay by CCC

Plato's Metaphysics from "The Republic"
An opinion and description paper examining philosopher, Plato's view on metaphysics.
# 65304 | 1,375 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 04, 2006 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (Epistemology)

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Using the book "Philosophy and Choice" by Kit R. Christensen, this paper explains Plato's beliefs and philosophy about reality and existence. The paper shows how Plato explains these concepts through the use metaphors, namely the image of the sun, image of the divided line and allegory of the cave.

From the Paper:

"This means that these mathematical entities are already stored in the brain and requires no explanation of why certain rules work. Also, he states that when individuals are drawing angles, triangles, etc., these individuals do not view "the particular square and diameter which they draw, but with a view to the absolute square and the absolute diameter, and so on" (189). In other words, Plato's saying mathematical entities are more real than the visible realm because the perfect copy is stored in our brain and we use the perfect copy instead of the drawn objects."

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