Definition Of An Existence Of Absolute Truth

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1. Forms: In my interpretation , Plato indicates “Forms” as an existence of “Absolute Truth”. He doesn’t clearly define what “Forms” are, but he believes that “Forms” do exist. I personally under some circumstances believe in the existence of “Forms”. For example, during the class, Dr. Haney gave an example about the definition of “Largeness”. He mentions that each individual has his own definition of largeness, and this definition is unique for each person. Thus, all together, the “Largeness”, according to Plato, isn’t large. I don’t quite understand why it is not. For instance, in my opinion, the individual’s definition is unique, however, it’s all based on some basic standard. For example, we all define largeness based on comparison on sizes or dimensions. Depends on what we compare to, our definition of largeness would be different. Thereby, all definition would share somewhat the idea of “Largeness”. Or in another words, I believed that “Forms” according to Plato is something in common, sharable idea. It is partially sharable, thus not additive. Some might ask, if its only partial, how could it be “absolute”? I would say that it depends on our own definition of “absolute”. To me, “absolute” means that it’s something viewed or existing independently, and “absolute” doesn’t relate to other things. Thereby, “Largeness”, for example, as in the comparison to something is unique and independent on any individuals. 2. “Truth” in Plato’s allegory of the cave: Plato

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