The Greek concept of form precedes the attested language and is represented by a number of words mainly having to do with vision: the sight or appearance of a thing. The main words, εἶδος (eidos) and ἰδέα (idea) come from the Indo-European root *weid-, "see". Both words are already there in the works of Homer, the earliest Greek literature. Equally ancient is μορφή (morphē), "shape", from an obscure root. The φαινόμενα (phainomena), "appearances", from φαίνω (phainō), "shine", Indo-European *bhā-, was a synonym. These meanings remained the same over the centuries until the beginning of philosophy, when they became equivocal, acquiring additional specialized philosophic meanings. The pre-Socratic philosophers, starting with Thales, noted that appearances change quite a bit and began to ask what the thing changing "really" is. The answer was substance, which stands under the changes and is the actually existing thing being seen. The status of appearances now came into question. What is the form really and how is that related to substance? Thus, the theory of matter and form (today's hylomorphism) was born. Starting with at least Plato and possibly germinal in some of the presocratics the forms were considered as being "in" something else, which Plato called nature (physis). The latter seemed as "wood", ὕλη (hyle) in Greek, corresponding to materia in Latin, from which the English word "matter" is derived, shaped by receiving (or exchanging) forms. But what were the forms? In Plato's dialogues as well as in general speech there is a form for every object or quality in reality: forms of dogs, human beings, mountains, colors, courage, love, and goodness. Form answers the question, "What is that?" Plato was going a step further and asking what Form itself is. He supposed that the object was essentially or "really" the Form and that the phenomena were mere shadows mimicking the Form; that is, momentary portrayals of the Form under different circumstances. The problem of universals – how can one thing in general be many things in particular – was solved by presuming that Form was a distinct singular thing but caused plural representations of itself in particular objects. Matter was considered particular in itself. These Forms are the essences of various objects: they are that without which a thing would not be the kind of thing it is. For example, there are countless tables in the world but the Form of tableness is at the core; it is the essence of all of them. Plato's Socrates held that the world of Forms is transcendent to our own world (the world of substances) and also is the essential basis of…
Explain the Platonic Concept of the ‘Forms’
One of the key questions ancient Greek Philosophers sought to answer is what is described as ‘the problem of the universals’. The problem of the universals is the metaphysical quandary over whether universals exist, and if so, where? Universals are defined as the characteristics or qualities that particular or individual objects have in common, an essence or form which they share recurrently with other particulars. For example, if we were to suppose…
Legal Forms of Business Paper
June 3rd, 2011
University of Phoenix
Legal Forms of Business Paper
Selecting the best form of operating a business depends on the type of business the owner wants to run. The owners have to pick the structure that best meets their needs. “The selection depends on many factors, including the ease and cost of formation, the capital requirements of the business, the flexibility of management decisions, government restrictions, personal liability, tax…
Legal Forms of Business Paper
Sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, S corporation, franchise, and corporate are forms of business. Each form of business is different and each form is preferred by different businesses types. All business owners have the main target of making profit. In order for a business to profit it must know the right business form that will work for their business.
Sole Proprietorship is a form of business owned and controlled…
Architectural Control Committee - Improvement Request Form
ASSOCIATION: _______________________________________________________________ DATE: ______________
In accordance with the recorded covenants, conditions and restrictions of the association, and in order to protect each individual owner's rights and values, it is required that any owner who is considering improvement of his deeded property to include, but not be limited to patio covers, decks, outside buildings, fencing, building…
to the internet where they are met with an abundance of resources that can be reached by the click of a mouse. By turning to the internet teenagers have not only found a new way of reading that is equal to the paper form, but one that some may say is even better then the paper form. Now our generation has access to not just one viewpoint like our parents had, but multiple viewpoints on one topic on just one page. We also have access to numerous different topics all at one time and are not confined…
Advertising is a form of mass communication. It involves a process of transmission of information by the manufacturer or a seller of a product or service to modify or stimulate the behaviour of the buyer to buy a particular product.
Thus it has a persuasive element. Kumar (1997) points out that Advertisement is not mass medium in the way that the press, the cinema, radio, TV and the folk media are. They are not so much mediating technologies for reaching the masses as much as users of the mass media…
Plato's Theory of Forms is not something that is easy to understand. According to him the forms are a class concept that is a perfect example of the form itself. To anyone scanning through the forms they might not grasp the full concept Plato is trying to get across. However, if time is taken to examine Plato's theory it can make sense. For Plato everything has a pure form. If you take any property of an object and separate it from the object itself, you are left contemplating a form.
The form and structure of poems
The following lesson deals with the
of various poems.
The form of a poem dictates how it appears on the page and how the poet deals with his or her
As with all writing tasks, the poet needs to begin by asking "What kind of poem am I writing?
What is my audience? What is my purpose?"
Some of the purpose answers might be:
● to tell a story
● to describe a scene
● to express an emotion
● to make a comment on life…
in the nation are ignored. Unless you’re like some national or international criminal, the government couldn’t care less about where you are, who you’re talking, or what you’re talking about. They probably wouldn’t care if they caught you doing some form of piracy activity or if you were a minor watching sexual content. Unless it’s something seriously bad involving national security, I don’t think the CIA or NSA will come knocking on your door because of something they caught doing from a phone or…
Mass Media came into use in World War II era, a period marked by broadcast television throughout the
Mass Media replaced real
• Modernity - Increased industrialization
• Monolithic mass culture
• 20th Century Mass Media Forms
• Transformation of Mass Media
Increased industrialization, populations consolidated around urban centers. Large corporations, factories, replaced small scale local economy. Urban centers lost
their sense of community and political belonging…