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.
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