Plato Theory of Forms

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We see a different world, with different objects, through our mind than we do through the senses. It is the material world, visible through the senses, that is changing. It is the world of forms, seen through the mind that is permanent and immutable. It is the world of the forms that is more real, where as the material world is an imperfect image of the world of forms...
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If you separate the roundness of a basketball from its color, its weight, etc. and consider just roundness by itself, you are thinking of the form of roundness. Plato believed that this form existed aside from the basketball, in a different form of existence than the actual basketball. The form is not just the idea of roundness you have in your mind...
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