Plato and Veggie Straws (A Humorous Post)

I was thinking about philosophy when I dropped my kids off at daycare this morning. They were eating Veggie Straws and so I began wondering if Plato would have taught that there was an ideal Veggie Straw in the world of the forms. Here is my tongue-in-cheek attempt at how Thomas Aquinas would have considered the matter:First Article

Whether there is an ideal Veggie Straw in the world of the forms?

Objection 1: It would seem there is an ideal Veggie Straw in the world of the forms since the concept of Veggie Strawness may by be apprehended. Thus, there would have to exist an ideal Veggie Straw in the world of forms.

On the Contrary: Frederick Copleston says that there isn’t an ideal form for everything in the world of matter since this would make the world of forms a duplicate of the world of matter.

I answer that, an ideal version of the Veggie Straw is absurd since it would make ideal world an exact ideal replica of the world of matter. Thus, Plato would have taught that there isn’t an ideal Veggie Straw but only an ideal Vegetable and an ideal straw in the world of forms. Through these universal concepts we are able to combine two forms and apprehend the concept of Veggie Strawness.

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