Peter Reavy

Man the measure

Posted in Uncategorized by Peter Reavy on April 23, 2012

Plato’s view: our world is an illusion; the sphere of ideal forms is real; our minds recognise the ideal forms.

Protagoras: “Of all things the measure is man, of the things that are, that [or “how”] they are, and of things that are not, that [or “how”] they are not.”

Does Plato agree with Protagoras? If our minds can compare anything with its ideal form, then would that not make us the arbiters?

To read. Protagoras, by Plato.