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> "Steve Drew" <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org Sensory and sensibilityDate: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 08:52:48 +0000
>Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 19:00:03 +0100
>Subject: Re: sensory and sensibility
>>It implies that we have abstracted certain qualities about an object,
>>and have an internal representation of such. Seems like it might be
>Wasn't platon already thinking about this? I can remember the
>example of the horses being all different from each other but we
>can all identify them as horses.
>Yes, Plato did discuss this in The Republic when he was arguing about
>representation of Ideal forms and their worldly couterparts.
In contemporary philosophy, this is known as the type and token doctrine. Exemplars (fido, bowzer)are considered to be tokens of a type (pet puppy dog).
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