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Plato

Christopher Stead

in Divine Substance

Published in print June 1977 | ISBN: 9780198266303
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683015 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.003.0002
Plato

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This chapter begins with a discussion of Plato's use of the term ούσία in a philosophical sense, distinct from that of ‘wealth’ or ‘possessions’. It discusses how Plato's concept of intelligible reality was influenced by undetected ambiguities in the use of the word ‘to be’. It concludes with some leading Platonic themes to illustrate the aspects of his thought which most effectively influenced his successors.

Keywords: Plato; intelligible reality; being

Chapter.  12353 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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