Plato: A Theory of Forms
David Macintosh explains Plato’s Theory of Forms or Ideas.
For the non-philosopher, Plato’s Theory of Forms can seem difficult to grasp. If we can place this theory into its historical and cultural context perhaps it will begin to make a little more sense.
Plato was born somewhere in 428-427 B.C., possibly in Athens, at a time when Athenian democracy was already well developed.