proof from logic alone of the immortal nature of the human soul
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(05-11-2012, 07:43 PM)per_passionem_eius Wrote: Parmandur, it sounds like Plato thought that forms were the cause of all things. We know that's not true, unless it can be said that God is the form of all forms, or something. Maybe it can, I don't know. But I think Aristotle perfected this part of Plato's teaching, I'm just not sure exactly how.

Aristotle believed forms cause things.  Of the four kinds of causality, formal is the most important in determining what something actually is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_cause#Formal_cause

Pilgrim is right, Christian thinkers from the ancient times on down (even St. Thomas Aquinas, in one of his more Platonist moments) see the forms as existing in God's mind.
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