The Hypostasis: Its Thisness and Its There

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 Hypostasis: Its Thisness and Its             There

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This chapter examines the interpretation of Plato's concept of living creature as a hypostasis. It explains that the hypostasis as developed in Greek patristic usage can be used to put these together and to correct the mistaken view that Platonism, if not Plato himself, had no way of accounting for creatures' individuality. It argues that the hypostasis is a victory over existence as it arises from and stands out against the flux to give it eyes, consciousness, direction, and meaning.

Keywords: Plato; hypostasis; living creature; Platonism; existence

Chapter.  11218 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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