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8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / c. Self-predication

[whether forms exemplify their own quality]

6 ideas
If absolute greatness and great things are seen as the same, another thing appears which makes them seem great [Plato]
Nothing can be like an absolute idea, because a third idea intervenes to make them alike (leading to a regress) [Plato]
If asked whether justice itself is just or unjust, you would have to say that it is just [Plato]
If gods are like men, they are just eternal men; similarly, Forms must differ from particulars [Aristotle on Plato]
Forms have to be their own paradigms, which seems to fuse the paradigm and the copy [Aristotle]
Most thinkers now reject self-predication (whiteness is NOT white) so there is no Third Man problem [Armstrong]