Explain the Relationship Between Plato’s Form of the Good and the Other Forms.
a) Explain the relationship between Plato’s Form of the Good and the other Forms.
Plato was a dualist and so believed that human beings consisted of two parts- body and soul. This view is portrayed throughout Plato’s famous theory of the Forms of which he suggests that true substances are not physical bodies, but are the eternal Forms that our bodies are merely the imperfect copy. In his Theory he tells of a World of Forms representing knowledge, which he also names the ‘real’ world and the world of Particulars signifying opinions, the world in which we live in. The Forms come from a world of perfection which are illuminated by the Form of the Good which is at the top of the hierarchy and is the source of …show more content…
Plato uses the analogy of the cave to express his understanding of the progress of the mind from its lowest stages to an enlightened knowledge of the Good. It accentuates his beliefs about learning and his beliefs about the relation between the world of appearances and the world of Forms. It portrays a