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Plato’s Theory of Ideal Forms: An Explanation

Plato’s closeness and admiration for Socrates can be cited as his inspiration for the Theory of Ideal Forms. The Socratic dialogues in which Plato argues through Socrates’ lens are evidence of Plato’s admiration for his teacher. Fundamentally, the dialogues form the basis of this theory, whereby Plato posits that the current world is certainly unreliable as it is ever-changing (Macintosh, 2012). However, Plato believed that since this material/physical world experienced through the five senses cannot be reliable due to lack of permanence, there exists a permanent and highly reliable world of ideas/ knowledge or forms. These ‘ideal forms’ that exist…