n Akroterion - The role of reason in Plato's philosophy

Volume 46, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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Extracted from text ... Akroterion 46 (2001) 21-32 THE ROLE OF REASON IN PLATO'S PHILOSOPHY A Domanski (University of the Witwatersrand) The world of the Platonic teaching is a realm of changelessness for a heart saddened by the spectacle of inevitable change. It is order for a mind perturbed by a nightmare of endless chaos. It is the cosmos of reason, of which one may have a glimpse in anything of beauty ... It is the pattern which the mind of man may come to know ... (Edman 1927: xxxviii) In the Timaeus, Plato speaks of the "perfect and splendid feast of reason".1 The ..

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