The Place of Metaphor

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223503
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235117 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

The Place of Metaphor

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This chapter examines the place of metaphor in Plato's concept of space and time granting the hypodoche/chora matrix and the Good. It suggests that through participation's window onto a world in the making and being made, these Platonic roots and the metaphor itself are no longer in favor with philosophers. In Plato's image of the divided line dianoia, or understanding, is placed on the level of exact mathematical sciences which is incompatible with its founding conditions in images and shadows.

Keywords: Plato; metaphor; space and time; hypodoche/chora; the Good; mathematical sciences

Chapter.  13059 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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