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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 Place of Metaphor

The Place of Metaphor

(p.21) 1 The Place of Metaphor
Between Chora and the Good

Charles P. Bigger

Fordham University Press

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

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