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Whether Plato held that other ideas exist in God as in their proper dwelling-place is not quite clear.
Aristotle so interpreted Plato ; and it is very likely that Aristotle was better qualified to understand Plato's meaning than were subsequent philosophers who have disputed his interpretation.
The Supreme Good imparts to the intellect the power to perceive, and gives intelligibility to the intelligible. God, the essential and supreme Good, can impart nothing that is not good.
While the being or existence proper to the world of things is imperfect, unstable, essentially transitory, and therefore not truly deserving of the name of being, whcih implies permanence, ideas on the contrary are incorruptible, unchangeable, and truly existence.
Now, among ideas the noblest and highest is the idea good: it is the supreme and sovereign idea.
Whatever things possess goodness have it only because they participate in or draw from, the Sovereign Good.
The series of means and ends either stretches out indefinitely, or it must terminate in some desired object or objects which are ends in themselves.
Again we sometimes call a thing good because it possesses completely, or in a high degree, the perfections proper to its nature, as a good painting, good respiration.Plato According to Plato, in the objective order corresponding to our thought, there are two different worlds: the world of things, and the incomparably higher, nobler world of ideas, which transcends the world of things.