This footnote belongs at the end of the paper just posted.  Possibly a more intimate acquaintance with universals would lessen the mystical impact of Plato’s theory, by which Russell was clearly affected. The aura of the mystical and supernatural might not survive an up-close look at these elusive creatures. Ignorance tends to breed superstition. Surface dwellers might find the idea of caves deeply meaningful and mystical, almost godlike. Even the form of the Good might not seem quite so radiant if you had to sit next to it on the subway every day.
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