The Thing Itself

The lease on the car I'm driving ends early next year so I've been paying attention to the cars on the road for a possible replacement. It soon became clear to me that none of the automobiles came close to what my archetypal image of a car is. Plato's forms, the idea of the thing we hold in our heads that refers to the actual thing in front of us. In the case of cars, when you close your eyes and think of a car what do you see?

I see an amalgamation of these three cars.


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