To Feel and to Know

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

To Feel and to Know

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This chapter examines the views of Plato on the concept of feeling and knowing and on the philosophical relevance of the Holy Spirit. It explains that according to Plato's works, the way beyond being is dual: with the uranian Good beyond being in his Republic, which is the cause of knowing and being, and its chthonic supplement in his Timeaus, which is the procreative receptacle that gives beings place. This chapter explains that though the chthonic aspect does not appear to be a promising subject of discourse, it is of special importance and relevant to theology.

Keywords: Plato; Holy Spirit; beyond being; duality; Republic; Timeaus; uranian Good; chthonic supplement

Chapter.  13419 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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