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dc.contributor.authorHolani, Sosefo P. T.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-31T23:12:26Z
dc.date.available2015-08-31T23:12:26Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/6986
dc.description.abstractNo abstract. The following is taken from the introduction: The Theory of Forms is one of the most familiar works in Philosophy and it is attributed to the ancient Greek Philosopher, Plato. This theory essentially concerns perfect and unchanging things called Forms that exist in a world outside our sensible world. Forms are also said to be the causes of sensible things in our world. While sensible things change continuously, Forms are unchanging. So, only the Forms are capable of being known because they are unchanging. Based on that proposition, we may be justified in thinking that the world of Forms is the essence of Plato’s overall philosophical system. However, one significant problem for this theory – interestingly raised by Plato himself in his dialogue Parmenides – has become known as the Third Man Argument (TMA); rather than reflecting Plato’s puzzlement with his own Theory of Forms, as it is sometimes argued to do, I will argue that the TMA in Parmenides in fact records Socrates’ response to a rather mocking interpretation of his theory, which serves to clarify the key metaphysical commitments of the theory.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectPlatoen_US
dc.subjectParmenidesen_US
dc.subjectThird Man Argument (TMA)en_US
dc.subjectForm (Philosophy)en_US
dc.subjectTheory of Formsen_US
dc.titleA defence of the forms : revisiting the third man argument in Plato's Parmenidesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US


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