gr. eídos = aparência, natureza constitutiva, forma, tipo, espécie, ideia. (gr. , idea) Apesar da frequência e sobretudo da importância da noção em sua obra, Platão não define jamais explicitamente a "forma inteligível".

Guthrie: Tractate 38 (VI, 7) - HOW IDEAS MULTIPLIED, AND THE GOOD


1. The eyes were implanted in man by divine foresight.

Senses not given to man because of experience of misfortunes.

Nor because of god's foresight of these misfortunes.

Foresight of creation is not the result of reasoning.

Both reasoning and foresight are only figurative expressions.

In god all things were simultaneous, though when realized they developed.

2. In the intelligible, everything possesses its reason as well as its form.

Intelligence contains the cause of all its forms.