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  Topic: Receptacle Illusion
David Tang

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:44 pm   Subject: Receptacle Illusion
Pete Answers: The resepticle is a Platonic answer to the question about the idea. It stands alongside the view given in the Paramenides. Beware!
  Topic: Receptacle Illusion
David Tang

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:10 pm   Subject: Receptacle Illusion
Does Plato's "receptacle" have an exact meaning, like Aristotle's statement that if one displaces the air in a cup with water, and the water with air, one demonstrates a third place, where b ...
  Topic: Plato
David Tang

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:36 pm   Subject: Plato
Supposing you were to see a star, would the star exist as the same time as everything? Even the most distant thing. So that we can say, each thing that is, so far as it is, is in time? And that time i ...
  Topic: Plato and Aristotle
David Tang

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:30 pm   Subject: One is not one.
Almost certainly, as a good Aristotelian, who considers "logic" of little worth, and empiricism, looking about here, here, and here, worthy, you must admit that unity and one are not the sam ...
  Topic: Plato and Aristotle
David Tang

Replies: 2
Views: 187

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:57 am   Subject: Plato and Aristotle
Peter, the lover of Aristotle, claims that the idea of the number 1 must never truly escape its surroundings. Perhaps this means above 1, and bellow 2. However, for Plato and myself the numbers are id ...
  Topic: The passion for philosophy anxiously glances about itself.
David Tang

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:55 pm   Subject: The passion for philosophy anxiously glances about itself.
On the one hand, if the even is already in the ousia of a being, it means it is not scientifically derivable. It is arche. One can not analyze back from the relation to the odd. Ergo, it is even becau ...
  Topic: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
David Tang

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:05 pm   Subject: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
Geometry should be distinguished form arithmetic, in terms of the "separation", since in the latter there is a topos, but, crucially, according to the Greeks, no physical place. There is ori ...
  Topic: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
David Tang

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:04 pm   Subject: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
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  Topic: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
David Tang

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
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  Topic: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
David Tang

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:57 pm   Subject: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
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  Topic: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
David Tang

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:07 pm   Subject: A Reasonable Line of Enquiry
Some short ruminations and evocations on a reading.

So long as we remain in phronesis, in practical dealings, immersed in the things, can we speak at all of the region of “units” or, what is t ...
  Topic: The passion for philosophy anxiously glances about itself.
David Tang

Replies: 64
Views: 4460

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:19 pm   Subject: The passion for philosophy anxiously glances about itself.
Aristotle says: Most things, then, are said to be “one” because they produce, or possess, or are affected by, or are related to, some other one thing; but some are called “one” in a primary se ...
  Topic: The hands that reaered the fabric of the forum are no more?
David Tang

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:36 am   Subject: The hands that reaered the fabric of the forum are no more?
Did something happen to Peter?
  Topic: The passion for philosophy anxiously glances about itself.
David Tang

Replies: 64
Views: 4460

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:55 pm   Subject: The passion for philosophy anxiously glances about itself.
mixta et adulterata is analogy

It is more like a nightmare, than like a path painted by the sunshine of human knowledge, when we can not keep our grip on the determinations that we must make, and s ...
  Topic: The passion for philosophy anxiously glances about itself.
David Tang

Replies: 64
Views: 4460

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:34 pm   Subject: The passion for philosophy anxiously glances about itself.
“Also the 'one and many' aporia is I’m sure treatable by this approach, so I’m not discarding it but I agree with Klein that you cannot grasp this clearly until the whole art of numbers has been ...
 
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