Plato’s Earlier Theory of Forms

Part of the Modern Studies in Philosophy book series


The subject here is the theory of Forms which Plato puts into the mouth of Socrates in the earlier dialogues. The primary text is the Euthyphro, an early dialogue.1


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  1. 4.
    Cf. H. F. Cherniss, “The Philosophical Economy of the Theory of Ideas,” Studies in Plato’s Metaphysics, ed. Allen (London, 1965), 2–3.Google Scholar
  2. 14.
    W. A. Heidel, Plato’s Euthyphro (New York, 1902), 27.Google Scholar

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