On Plato’s Theory of Forms

Piyong LIU


Plato was not only the founder of modern philosophy, but also the first to systematically philosophize about the arts. He has a deep influence on western culture including a strong influence on the arts, and on theories of art. However, in the case of the arts and aesthetic theory that influence is mostly indirect, and is best understood if one knows more about his philosophy. The Theory of Forms is the core of Plato’s philosophy. It expounded in specific way discussing cognitive structure by formulating reverse solution to prove dialectical process from perception, which reveals positive effect in the cognitive development of western society.


Plato; Theory of Forms; Knowledge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720130904.2645


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