The theory has its traces back to the days of Plato when he generated the theory of forms
The youthful Socrates challenges the august Zeno, offering what is recognizably the theory of forms
of the Phaedo period in defense of the claim that something can be both like and unlike, one and many.
In the local case, the proof makes use of the classical theory of forms
over local fields together with Scharlau results [Sch1, Sch2].
In his 2010 article "Everything and Nothing: On Jorge Luis Borges's "Kafka and His Precursors," Rex Butler argues for reading "Kafka and his Precursors" as an allusion to Aristotle's "Third Man" argument--the regressus ad infinitum refutation of Plato's Theory of Forms
In one instance, as the class examined Plato's Republic, the TA compared Plato's theory of forms
to Derrida's theory that words cannot represent objects.
The theory of Forms
is then to be understood as a response to uncodifiability (178).
He reviews Plato's life as biography and as a series of evolving profiles, Plato's major ideas and recent interpretations on his theory of forms
, and the Plato's structured and methodical corpus itself.
An alternate approach is offered by the biologist Rupert Sheldrake in his theory of morphic resonance, a view with affinities to the philosophical theory of forms
, although unlike Plato and Aristotle's forms, his "morphic fields" are dynamic and evolving.
The bookshelf as work of art does not inspire as does the bookshelf that is, according to Plato's theory of forms
, most closely approximated to the ideal, heavenly form, or idea, of Bookshelf.
The Verities are based on Plato's Theory of Forms
and the idea of an "Other" is a Neo-Platonist monotheistic theory of the "One" the "Primal Being" the original source of everything.
As we have noted, the Theory of Forms
as Plato builds it in Republic X does not face a regress of the Third Man type.
Flynn writes that Jensen's theory of intelligence "has a great beauty rather like that of Plato's theory of Forms
," and acknowledges that virtually everything he has done is a response Jensen's work.