The Matrix

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 Matrix

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This chapter examines the concept of Plato's matrix in relation to the chora and the Good. It explains that Plato identifies the receptacle's primordial contents with shape, powers, and feeling, with the passions expressed in the elementary shapes. These forms, feelings, and powers are not subjective/expressive or objective/physicalistic. The receptacle is a container of forces or a homologous container of feelings and, as chora, matrix of their ontic expression, real or virtual, and is the common root of what has hitherto been taken to be the mind/body dualism.

Keywords: Plato; matrix; chora; the Good; receptacle; ontic expression; mind/body dualism

Chapter.  13646 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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