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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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Deictic Metaphor

Deictic Metaphor

(p.152) 5 Deictic Metaphor
Between Chora and the Good

Charles P. Bigger

Fordham University Press

This chapter examines the deictic metaphor of Plato. It explains that Plato's metaphor tends toward the transcendent and that deictic images seek out the factical uniqueness that condemns us to live in both truth and untruth, in openness and in concealment. The way to accommodating the individual is the way of love, however, in Plato's Symposium, it appears that what is valued or loved is the Good or Beauty, meaning the idea and not the persona. It explains that this situation usually occurs because philosophy geared to reason cannot accommodate incarnation.

Keywords:   Plato, deictic metaphor, the individual, Symposium, deictic images

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