Philosophy: The Problem of Universals

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In this philosophy lesson, examine different philosophical perspectives on the universal, including Plato's musings, as well as Aristotle's thoughts.

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Michael L
don't really understand all the terminology, but I've always wondered what makes something an instance of a category. For example, a cucumber is usually considered a vegetable even though I believe botanically it's a fruit. Most people don't know the botanical definitions of vegetable, and fruit, so how do we decide what is a vegetable, and what is a fruit? Everyone seems to know the difference, but no one can really say what that difference is.
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Michael L
I'm always very frustrated by the exercises. All the demonstrators whether or not one can recall what was said in the video. Someone with a good memory can always get the correct answer without really understanding anything., Being able to remember what the video said is important, but it's certainly not sufficient for comprehension.
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Ariadna S
Amazing! I absolutely love Curious and everything in it!
The History of Ideas
Thanks Ariadna!
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