Plato, Metaphysics and the Forms (review)

  title={Plato, Metaphysics and the Forms (review)},
  author={Daniel B. Gallagher},
  journal={Journal of the History of Philosophy},
  pages={235 - 236}
Grabowski, a self-described Platonic realist, argues against the “standard interpretation” of Plato’s Forms as abstract universals in favor of the view that they are concrete particulars. He explains that the mistaken standard interpretation arises from a deeply ingrained habit of reading Plato’s texts through the hermeneutical lens of the universals. Universals undoubtedly play a major role in the history of philosophy, though they were not Plato’s primary concern in elaborating a theory of… Expand