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Between Chora and the Good: Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Plato's chora as developed in the Timaeus is a creative matrix in which things arise and stand out in response to the lure of the Good. Chora is paired with the Good, its polar opposite; both are beyond beingand the metaphors hitherto thought to disclose the transcendent. They underlie Plato's distinction of a procreative gap between being and becoming. The chiasmus between the Good and chora makes possible their mutual participation in one another. This gap makes possible both phenomenological and cosmological interpretations of Plato. Metaphor is restricted to beings as they appear in this gap through the crossing of metaphor's terms, terms that dwell with, rather than subulate, one another. Hermeneutically, through its iswe can see something being engendered or determined by that crossing.Bigger's larger goal is to align the primacy of the Good in Plato and Christian Neoplatonism with the creator God of Genesis and the God of love in the New Testament.

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Charles Bigger is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Louisiana State University.
EAN: 9780823223503
ISBN: 0823223507
Untertitel: 'Perspectives in Continental Ph'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: FORDHAM UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 576 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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