Plato

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Plato

Plato was a philosopher who was born in Athens (470- 390 BCE), and was also a student of
Socrates. He felt that intelligence and one's perception belonged to completely
independent realms or realties. He believed that general concepts of knowledge were
predestined, or placed in the soul before birth even occurred in living things. Plato
believed that the cosmos was intelligible, and that the universe was mathematically
understandable. He believed that mathematical objects could be seen as perfect forms.
Forms, a doctoral of Plato, can be understood as an everyday object or idea, which does
not exist in the everyday realm, but merely are existent in the hypothetical realm or
reality. Plato believed that truths existed outside the boundaries of our realm,
interestingly enough. He was highly influenced by Socrates, and inherited the idea of
absolute truths and standards of knowledge.


Geometric shapes correspond to the mental world, a universe that exists co-temporarily
with the material universe. Material objects are copies of mathematical knowledge and our
mind gives us knowledge of ideas. In addition, our sensory gives us knowledge of the
material world, what we can feel see or smell. Regarding the sensible world, one that is
perceptible by the senses or by the mind, is in direct relation with his doctoral of
dualism. Dualism can be seen as the view that the world consists of as two fundamental
entities, such as mind and matter, physics and nature. In the intelligible world, things
fundamentally consist of as being apprehended by the intellect alone. Regarding sensory
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