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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy]

Full Idea

Everyone who enters into a debate about reality automatically becomes a Platonist. Since such debates are the essence of philosophy, every philosopher is a Platonist.


Platonists believe that ideas exist independently of thinkers

Gist of Idea

You have to be a Platonist to debate about reality, so every philosopher is a Platonist


David Roochnik (The Tragedy of Reason [1990], p.199)

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.199

A Reaction

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