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We now discover (c4-7) that 4a. dreaming, whether one is awake or asleep, is holding that what is merely like something [else], is not like it, but rather is [sc. is identical with] the thing it is like The dreamer says to himself if 'a = b'; in fact, a^b, a merely resembles b —as when one supposes that one's dream-experience is [,sc. is identical with] an experience of falling off the cliff when it is merely LIKE an experience of falling off the cliff. ") Thus, we have that 4b. dreaming is holding that a = b, when the truth is that a merely resembles b.

Hence it is only kinds that can be constantly conjoined. The Forms are then just such attributes or kinds. ) My suggestion is, then, that a modern way of seeing how Plato thought of the Form of Health that underwrites the science of medicine is to think of it as the sort of real nature that is constantly conjoined with other real natures in Laws of Nature. Such real natures give us the structures in terms of which perceptibles behave in the ways they do in the perceptible world. There are not two worlds, the world of perceptibles and a separate world of Forms, but at best two sub-worlds of a single world.

Generates the further conclusion that 17b. , 17c. everyone in this room owns something everyone else in the room owns, a TV set. 321 am myself prepared to infer, without there being any ambiguity in the word "owns," that 17d. there are two things James owns—a TV set all his own, and what everyone else in the room also owns—a TV set. Thus we have that 18. what it is for everyone in the room to own a TV set = for me to own my TV set, for you to own your larger TV set, for James to own his TV set—perhaps a different one in each case - for there to be something we all own, a TV set.

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