Plato was therefore a metaphysical and epistemological dualist, an outlook that modern idealism has striven to avoid:[http://www.philosophos.com/knowledge_base/archives_12/philosophy_questions_12.html] Plato’s thought cannot therefore be counted as idealist in the modern sense.

Read Article →

Plato’s theory of forms or “ideas” describes ideal forms (for example the platonic solids in geometry or abstracts like Goodness and Justice), as universals existing independently of any particular instance.[http://faculty.mdc.edu/jmcnair/Joe6pages/Plato%27s%20Idealism.htm]

Read Article →