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Between Chora and the GoodMetaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood$
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Charles P. Bigger

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780823223503

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823223503.001.0001

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The Hypostasis: Its Thisness and Its There

The Hypostasis: Its Thisness and Its There

(p.237) 9 The Hypostasis: Its Thisness and Its There
Between Chora and the Good

Charles P. Bigger

Fordham University Press

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

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