Plato’s concept of form asserts that abstract Forms or ideas are the only objects that provide real knowledge. Non-material, abstract forms or ideas lie behind the things, natural and artificial, that we encounter in the physical world. Indeed abstract forms enable us to define perfection in a world full of imperfections.
I concur with the concepts and I support most of its inference
Presumably, Plato coined the idea of forms to replace a missing part in our perception. Indeed people want to live in a perfect world where there is absoluteness of things or ideas. However, perfection and absoluteness do not exist in the real world. Despite this inexistence, people are able to define perfection or absoluteness by defining the abstract form that lies behind things. Thus behind every imperfect object there is a perfect one, that which cannot be visualized in the physical sense. Similarly, perfect ideas exist between imperfect ideas. The concept of Form is strikingly real and, can be considered as a plausible thesis. However, the concept needs to incorporate the idea of universal existence. Suppose universal measures or ideas exist, then the theory should have its position on the matters. Thus, the theory needs to be expanded to incorporate the idea of universal existence. Besides this existence, the theory needs to take a stance on the existence of universal measures and definition. Indeed, the concept might be used to formulate a solution to the problem of universals. Lastly, the concept defines or covers the element of ideals. Ideals are abstract forms, which we use to define perfection. Could there be levels or degrees of ideals? If so, Plato’s theory of forms should have possible interpretations. This raises doubts on the existence of an ideal republic as hypothesized by Plato and Socrates. Thus if a perfect or an ideal republic exist, then perfection of forms and ideas is real.