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  Topic: Intro
Peter Blumsom

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PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:12 am   Subject: Intro
Hello Adi,
Welcome to the forum. Is there anything you would like to speak about?
Pete
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:42 pm   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
No. I think I'll give it a pass. Your need to control what should be a free and easy discussion is a tad oppressive. I feel like I've been savaged by a garden gnome. So the law of diminishing returns ...
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:06 pm   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
In other words you have nothing positive to contribute.
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:48 am   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
The true nature of the circular has no truck with the straight which means that it is not constructed in the workshop by the lathe's straight edge. Yet this is of interest is it not? Plato has given u ...
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:06 pm   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
So it seems that your search for an answer must go on. Good luck my friend.
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:56 pm   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Supposing a shipwright, with wimble at the ready, should smart at a piece of oak still growing, at a fresh turgid branch. This oak is as well called the receptacle of the Shipwright's future timber, o ...
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:07 am   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
OK Let’s see if I can do a bit better.

Supposing a shipwright, with wimble at the ready, should smart at a piece of oak still growing, at a fresh turgid branch. This oak is as well called the rec ...
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:49 am   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Addenda
So, on a side issue, there is a faint difficulty. Nous seems to want some beings to sacrifice themselves, cease to be themselves, and in this way serve the cosmic order. Which is strange.

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  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:55 am   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Actually you are quite tame compared with previous incarnations but you still give no references. Yet here you are darting towards that which is too dark for your brightness, too bright for your darkn ...
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:32 pm   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
O Tang,
I never heard that before, that domesticated meant the same as educated. What is the Greek for domesticated? I know ‘tame’ as hemeros, and that certainly hasn’t the same meaning as paid ...
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:03 pm   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Dear David Tang,
Do you feel trapped in your own ‘becoming’? You really shouldn’t, although perhaps you speak through the curtain of a literary device. Think of becoming as your potentiality ex ...
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:11 am   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Yes, strangely, all those things you spoke of are things that come-to-be including the body from which the arm was so rudely severed, whether it still lived or not.
Criminal pathology would consider ...
  Topic: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 22
Views: 873

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:15 pm   Subject: Discussion of a Short Passage of Text
At 48e Plato has introduced a third form the Receptacle into the proceedings. What it receives are those 'things that come to be'. They need a place to 'become' and it's as simple as that - as if! It ...
  Topic: Short passage from the Timaeus - the self constituting soul.
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 5
Views: 367

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:44 pm   Subject: Short passage from the Timaeus - the self constituting soul.
Tim,
Let’s stray somewhat from the path of education just for this post, although that is still my main interest here. Instead I’d like to consider these remarks at the end of your last post:

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  Topic: Receptacle Illusion
Peter Blumsom

Replies: 8
Views: 541

PostForum: Plato Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:14 pm   Subject: Receptacle Illusion
. Thus, the eidos makes a neat garden row, and laughs at the spotty charecter of actual things. Yet, without the neat garden row, which we can then consult about morality and convention, we could neve ...
 
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