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2008 | 6(41) | 17-25

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THE DISPUTE ABOUT THE THEORY OF 'TWO WORLDS' IN PLATO'S PHILOSOPHY (Spór o teorie 'dwu swiatów' w filozofii Platona)

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The article aims at considering one of the most expanded interpretations of Plato's thought, according to which there are two worlds, the world of ideas and that of things that are autonomous and independent from one another. Although this interpretation was elaborated in the Antiquity, it has been ackonwledged recently, due to the Neokantianism, as a decisive explanation of Plato's philosophy and it is uncritically repeated in the handbooks of the history of ancient philosophy. But the author would like to pose the questions if it indeed agrees with the original Plato's views and which of its elements are to be preserved and which must be definitely rejected.


  • Bohdan Dembinski, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach, ul. Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland


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