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Single Idea 11914

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / d. Forms critiques]

Full Idea

We understand less after a platonic explanation of universals than we understand before it was given.

Gist of Idea

Platonic explanations of universals actually diminish our understanding


George Molnar (Powers [1998], 1.2)

Book Reference

Molnar,George: 'Powers: a study in metaphysics', ed/tr. Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2003], p.25

A Reaction

That pretty much sums up my view, and it pretty well sums up my view of religion as well. I thought I understood what numbers were until Frege told me that they were abstract objects, some sort of higher-order set.