When asked to explain the purpose of philosophy, Wittgenstein replied that the value of philosophy lies in showing the fly the way out of the bottle. The fly’s senses reveal its world to be all around it, and yet the fly cannot access that world. Instead, it keeps hitting the walls of its glass prison, not understanding the nature of the barriers to its freedom. The senses reveal so much but yet they reveal nothing at all; they tell part of the truth of the real world but not it all. The senses do not reveal the way out of the bottle, the prison of the senses, they do not show the paths to truth and freedom
I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of Plato. In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language.