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Plato and Timeless

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Plato and Timeless

Postby Dani » Thu May 17, 2018 12:47 am

To Plato, can physical things be timeless? It says:

"For Plato, forms, such as beauty, are more real than any objects that imitate them. Though the forms are timeless and unchanging, physical things are in a constant change of existence. Where forms are unqualified perfection, physical things are qualified and conditioned.[13]"

Would that mean a physical thing like fire couldn't be timeless?
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Re: Plato and Timeless

Postby mwh » Thu May 17, 2018 2:42 am

For Plato, fire as an idea or “form” would be timeless (whatever might be meant by that), but any actual fire not, for it may be extinguished and/or maybe change into something else. (What is fire, anyway?)
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