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  1. Plato's Prime Mover Argument.Hugh Chandler - manuscript
    In Laws book X Plato tries to give us conclusive evidence that there are at least two gods (one good and the other bad). The reasoning depends crucially on the idea of ‘self moving motion.’ In this paper I try to show that the ‘evidence’ is not persuasive. (Nevertheless, the idea of ‘self – moving motion is interesting.).
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  2. Why Eros?Suzanne Obdrzalek - forthcoming - In D. Ebrey and R. Kraut (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Plato.
    One of the ways in which Plato has captured the popular imagination is with the claim that the philosopher can feel erôs, passionate love, for the objects of knowledge. Why should Plato make this claim? In this chapter, I explore Plato’s treatment of philosophical erôs along three dimensions. First, I consider the source of philosophical erôs. I argue that it is grounded in our mortality and imperfection, which give rise to a desire for immortality and the immortal. Second, I turn (...)
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  3. Plato's Theory of Reincarnation: Eschatology and Natural Philosophy.Douglas R. Campbell - 2022 - Review of Metaphysics 75 (4):643-665.
    This paper concerns the place of Plato’s eschatology in his philosophy. I argue that the theory of reincarnation appeals to Plato due to its power to explain how non-human animals came to be. Further, the outlines of this theory are entailed by other commitments, such as that embodiment disrupts psychic functioning, that virtue is always rewarded and vice punished, and that the soul is immortal. I conclude by arguing that Plato develops a view of reincarnation as the chief tool that (...)
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  4. Review of Immortality and the Philosophy of Death. [REVIEW]Subhasis Chattopadhyay - 2021 - Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India 126 (August (08)):56.
    The review of this anthology of essays shows the lifelessness of the contributors. They systematically misread everyone from Plato to Kierkegaard. The false ratiocination about love is also foregrounded in this review. Earlier this reviewer had the misfortune to review The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Death . Then an American cloistered Benedictine Abbot wrote to this author in an email this: ""Yes, indeed, the book is not very serious. When the authors die some day, they will understand better, (...)
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  5. Measuring Humans Against Gods: On the Digression of Plato’s Theaetetus.Jens Kristian Larsen - 2019 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 101 (1):1-29.
    The digression of Plato’s Theaetetus (172c2–177c2) is as celebrated as it is controversial. A particularly knotty question has been what status we should ascribe to the ideal of philosophy it presents, an ideal centered on the conception that true virtue consists in assimilating oneself as much as possible to god. For the ideal may seem difficult to reconcile with a Socratic conception of philosophy, and several scholars have accordingly suggested that it should be read as ironic and directed only at (...)
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  6. La réalité du champ axiologique : cybernétique et pensée de l'information chez Raymond Ruyer [The reality of the axiological field: Cybernetics and the thinking of information in Raymond Ruyer].Philippe Gagnon - 2018 - Louvain-la-Neuve: Chromatika.
    Description courte (Électre, 2019) : Une étude d'un des principaux axes de réflexion du philosophe des sciences et de la nature Raymond Ruyer (1902-1987). À la lumière des découvertes de l'embryogenèse et en s'appuyant par ailleurs sur la théorie de l'information, il proposa une interprétation des concepts unificateurs de la cybernétique mécaniste. -/- Short Descriptor (Electre 2019): A study of one of the main axes of reflection of the French philosopher of science and of nature Raymond Ruyer (1902-1987). Relying on (...)
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  7. An Archaeology of Disbelief.Edward Jayne - 2017 - Hamilton Books.
    An Archaeology of Disbelief traces the classical origin of secular philosophy in ancient Greece based on a close examination of its few relevant texts still available today. More than a dozen pre-Socratic philosophers are examined as well Aristotle and such later figures as Strato, Carneades, Lucretius, and Cicero.
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  8. Making the World Body Whole and Complete: Plato's Timaeus, 32c5-33b1.Brad Berman - 2016 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 10 (2):168-192.
    Plato’s demiurge makes a series of questionable decisions in creating the world. Most notoriously, he endeavors to replicate, to the extent possible, some of the features that his model possesses just insofar as it is a Form. This has provoked the colorful complaint that the demiurge is as raving mad as a general contractor who constructs a house of vellum to better realize the architect’s vellum plans (Keyt 1971). The present paper considers the sanity of the demiurge’s reasoning in light (...)
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  9. "La métaphysique de Raymond Ruyer dans son rapport à la théologie naturelle" [The Metaphysics of Raymond Ruyer in Relation to Natural Theology].Gagnon Philippe - 2016 - In Bertrand Souchard & Fabien Revol (eds.), Controverses sur la création : Science, philosophie, théologie. Paris/Lyon: Vrin/Institut interdisciplinaire d'études épistémologiques. pp. 11-53.
  10. Das Monster in Uns.Gianluigi Segalerba - 2016 - Philosophical Inquiry 40 (1-2):38-57.
    The essay consists in the analysis of the problem of the evil in the man and in the analysis of the remedies which the man can find against the evil. Plato affirms the presence of an active principle of evil in the soul of every man, which coincides with some instincts of the appetitive soul; the opposite principle to the evil is the reason, which needs, though, a correct education in order to be able to fight efficiently against the evil (...)
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  11. Sea of Dissimilitude: Poseidon and Platonism.Edward P. Butler - 2015 - In Rebecca Buchanan (ed.), From the Roaring Deep: A Devotional in Honor of Poseidon and the Spirits of the Sea. Bibliotheca Alexandrina. pp. 213-235.
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  12. Esoteric City: Theological Hermeneutics in Plato's Republic.Edward P. Butler - 2014 - Abraxas: International Journal of Esoteric Studies 5:95-104.
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  13. Plato's Theology in the Timaeus 29e-30a.Panagiotis Pavlos - 2014 - ΑΚΑΔΗΜΕΙΑ: Researches on Platonism History 9:49-58.
    In this paper the Platonic concepts of Goodness, Belief and Will as they appear in the passage 29d–30a of the Timeaus, are examined . The main intention is, through this examination, to explore whether –and, if yes, why- these notions constitute essential elements of Plato’s theology.
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  14. Pojęcie teologii w pismach Platona i Arystotelesa.Marcin Komorowski - 2013 - Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Philosophica. Ethica-Aesthetica-Practica 26:3-26.
  15. The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government.Giorgio Agamben, Lorenzo Chiesa & Matteo Mandarini (eds.) - 2011 - Stanford University Press.
    Why has power in the West assumed the form of an "economy," that is, of a government of men and things? If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that has always accompanied it? In the early centuries of the Church, in order to reconcile monotheism with God's threefold nature, the doctrine of Trinity was introduced in the guise of an economy of divine life. It was as if the Trinity amounted (...)
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  16. "Macrocosm/Microcosm in Doric Thought".W. Lindsay Wheeler - 2011 - Self-Published.
    This article is about a very important metaphysical concept, macrocosm/microcosm and its appearance in Doric thought which in turn influenced Socrates and Plato. But since this concept has been gainsaid and negated in recent articles and distorted by some ancient thinkers it will be necessary to conduct reconstructive surgery to restore it to its pristine condition. Hopefully, this paper will illustrate how metaphysics is done with the use of the Mind's eye, in the reading of reality that was part and (...)
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  17. Is Plato’s Timaeus Panentheistic?Dirk Baltzly - 2010 - Sophia 49 (2):193-215.
    Hartshorne and Reese thought that in the Timaeus Plato wasn’t quite a panentheist—though he would have been if he’d been consistent. More recently, Cooper has argued that while Plato’s World Soul may have inspired panentheists, Plato’s text does not itself describe a form of panenetheism. In this paper, I will reconsider this question not only by examining closely the Timaeus but by thinking about which features of current characterizations of panentheism are historically accidental and how the core of the doctrine (...)
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  18. Fleeing the Divine: Plato's Rejection of the Ahedonic Ideal in the Philebus.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2010 - In John Dillon & Brisson Luc (eds.), Plato's Philebus: Selected Papers From the Eighth Symposium Platonicum. pp. 209-214.
    Note: "Next to Godliness" (Apeiron) is an expanded version of this paper. -/- According to Plato's successors, assimilation to god (homoiosis theoi) was the end (telos) of the Platonic system. There is ample evidence to support this claim in dialogues ranging from the Symposium through the Timaeus. However, the Philebus poses a puzzle for this conception of the Platonic telos. On the one hand, Plato states that the gods are beings beyond pleasure while, on the other hand, he argues that (...)
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  19. From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology?C. Marvin Pate - 2010 - Kregel Publications.
  20. A Platonic Philosophy of Religion: A Process Perspective. [REVIEW]Jacques A. Bailly - 2008 - Ancient Philosophy 28 (2):427-432.
  21. Theological Sidelights From Plato's Timaeus.Sarah Broadie - 2008 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 82 (1):1-17.
    Plato's account of the making of the world by a supreme divinity has often been felt to foreshadow the natural theology associated with orthodox western religion. This paper examines some significant ways (having more than merely antiquarian interest, it is hoped) in which the Timaeus scheme differs from more familiar orthodoxy.
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  22. Punishment and Reincarnation.Thom Brooks - 2008 - Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 13:21-37.
    The doctrine of reincarnation is endorsed by various philosophers in both the Western and Eastern traditions. This paper will explore the relationship between reincarnation and legal punishment. Three competing views of reincarnation will be analyzed on this issue: Plato's work on Socrates, the Bhagavad Gita, and Mahayana Buddhism. Each view presents interesting, but different perspectives on how our view of the person might affect how we punish. The paper will claim that there are practical implications on the administration of justice (...)
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  23. Panentheism: The Other God of the Philosophers – From Plato to the Present. By John W. Cooper.Stephen M. Garrett - 2008 - Heythrop Journal 49 (2):354–356.
  24. Plato: Laws 10: Translated with an Introduction and Commentary.Robert Mayhew (ed.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    Book 10 of the Laws sets out Plato's last thoughts on the gods, piety, and religion. Robert Mayhew presents a new English translation of this important text with a detailed commentary that highlights its philosophical, political, and religious significance.
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  25. The Greek Theos and its Influence on the Formation of Platonic Philosophy.Hee-Young Park - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 2:149-163.
    The purpose of this study is to elucidate how the Greek concept of God influenced the formation of Platonic philosophy by examining the terms 'theios' & Theos, as used in his dialogues. In the first chapter, we have highlighted how the collective representation brought by the immediate ‘participation mystique’ with the sacred force(mana) is evolved into the notion of Daimon or Theos as a mediator which will tie the human-being with the sacred force, & how the Greek Theos evolves from (...)
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  26. Die Beseelung des Kosmos. Untersuchungen Zur Kosmologie, Seelenlehre Und Theologie in Platons Phaidon Und Timaios. [REVIEW]Gerald Bechtle - 2007 - The Classical Review 57 (1):35-36.
  27. Plato’s Last Look at the Gods.Mary Lenzi - 2007 - Philotheos 7:124-135.
  28. Platons Theologie.Michael Bordt - 2006 - Verlag Karl Alber.
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  29. Una Via Che Conduce Al Divino: La Homoiosis Theo Nella Filosofia di Platone.Salvatore Lavecchia - 2006 - V&P.
  30. The Gods and Piety of Plato's Republic.Mark L. McPherran - 2006 - In Gerasimos Xenophon Santas (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic. Blackwell. pp. 84--103.
  31. Better Luck Next Time: A Comparative Analysis of Socrates and Mahayana Buddhism on Reincarnation.Thom Brooks - 2005 - Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 10:1-25.
    Comparative analysis of Socrates and key figures in Mahayana Buddhism on surprising similarities on epistemology, their relevance for ethics and their divergence.
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  32. Better Luck Next Time.Thom Brooks - 2005 - Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 10:1-25.
    Comparative analysis of Socrates and key figures in Mahayana Buddhism on surprising similarities on epistemology, their relevance for ethics and their divergence.
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  33. Ist die Idee des Guten nicht transzendent oder ist sie es doch? Nochmals Platons ΕΠΕΚΕΙΝΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΥΣΙΑΣ.Rafael Ferber - 2005 - In Damir Barbaric (ed.), Platon über das Gute und die Gerechtigkeit / Plato on Goodness and Justice / Platone sul Bene e sulla Giustizia. Königshausen & Neumann. pp. 149-174.
    Plato scholars such as Matthias Baltes (1940-2003) and Luc Brisson have defended the thesis that Plato‘s Idea of the Good is on the one hand beyond being (epekeina tês ousias) in dignity and power, but is nevertheless not transcendent over being. The article gives first (I.), an introduction into the status questionis. Second (II.), it delivers the most important arguments for the thesis of Baltes and Brisson. Third (III.), it gives two counterarguments against the thesis. Fourth (IV), it deals with (...)
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  34. God and Forms in Plato: And Other Essays in Plato's Metaphysics.Richard D. Mohr - 2005 - Parmenides Publishing.
  35. God & Forms in Plato.Richard D. Mohr - 2005 - Parmenides.
    Explores the formation of the cosmos and its relationship to God as indicated in the works of Plato. Original.
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  36. After the Ascent: Plato on Becoming Like God.John M. Armstrong - 2004 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 26:171-183.
    Plato is associated with the idea that the body holds us back from knowing ultimate reality and so we should try to distance ourselves from its influence. This sentiment appears is several of his dialogues including Theaetetus where the flight from the physical world is compared to becoming like God. In some major dialogues of Plato's later career such as Philebus and Laws, however, the idea of becoming like God takes a different turn. God is an intelligent force that tries (...)
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  37. Die Beseelung des Kosmos: Untersuchungen Zur Kosmologie, Seelenlehre Und Theologie in Platons Phaidon Und Timaios.Filip Karfík - 2004 - Saur.
    In welchem Verhaltnis steht die Seelenlehre zur Kosmologie in Platons Phaidon?
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  38. Is Assimilation to God in the Theaetetus Purely Otherworldly?Timothy A. Mahoney - 2004 - Ancient Philosophy 24 (2):321-338.
  39. Wstęp Do: B. Woyczyński, O Rozwoju Poglądu Platona Na Duszę.Zbigniew Nerczuk & Józef Pawlak - 2000 - In Zbigniew Nerczuk & Józef Pawlak (eds.), B. Woyczyński, O rozwoju poglądu Platona na duszę. UMK.
    This is the Preface to the doctoral thesis of Benedykt Woyczyński - one of the disciples of Wincenty Lutosławski.
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  40. The Ideal of Godlikeness.David Sedley - 1999 - In Gail Fine (ed.), Plato 2: Ethics, Politics, Religion, and the Soul. Oxford University Press. pp. 309-328.
  41. Théologie Platonicienne: Colloque International Organisé Pour Célébrer l'Achèvement de l'Édition de la Theologia Platonica de Proclus, En l'Honneur de Ses Éditeurs, H. D. Saffrey Et L. G. Westerink. Louvain, du 13 au 17 Mai 1998. [REVIEW]Christiane Schultz - 1998 - Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch Fur Antike Und Mittelalter 3 (1):211-212.
  42. Plato on God as Nous.Joseph G. Defilippo - 1997 - Ancient Philosophy 17 (1):189-196.
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  43. Theologia Platonica.Heinrich Dörrie & Matthias Baltes - 1996 - In Die Philosophische Lehre des Platonismus: Text, Übersetzung, Kommentar. Frommann-Holzboog.
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  44. Plato on God as Nous.Stephen P. Menn - 1995 - Southern Illinois University.
    This book is the first sustained modern investigation of Plato’s theology. A central thesis of the book is that Plato _had _a theology—not just a mythology for the ideal city, not just the theory of forms or the theory of cosmic souls, but also, irreducible to any of these, an account of God as _Nous _, the source of rational order both to souls and the world of bodies. The understanding of God as Reason, and of the world as governed (...)
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  45. The Theology of Plato. Proclus - 1995
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  46. Plato’s Mythical God: The Demiurgos.Helmut Maassen - 1994 - Process Studies 23 (1):1-9.
  47. Faith and Reason From Plato to Plantinga: An Introduction to Reformed Epistemology. [REVIEW]James F. Sennett - 1994 - Faith and Philosophy 11 (2):342-348.
  48. The God of Socrates. Apuleius - 1993 - Heptangle Books.
  49. Aristotle and Plato on God as Nous and as the Good.Stephen Menn - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (3):543 - 573.
    ARISTOTLE PRESENTS HIS DOCTRINE OF GOD as the first unmoved mover as the crown of his metaphysics, and thus of his entire theoretical philosophy. He obviously considers it an important achievement. Yet the doctrine has been peculiarly resistant to interpretation. It is difficult to know where to break in to Aristotle's theology: certainly not with his proof that the first mover must be unmoved. The proof has clearly been developed for the sake of the conclusion and not vice versa. How (...)
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  50. Plato's Theology Reconsidered: What the Demiurge Does.Richard D. Mohr - 1985 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 2 (2):131 - 144.
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