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Unformatted text preview: • A problem for the Theory of Forms: • The forms are eternal; so saying that x is f doesn’t explain why x becomes f when it does. • The Demiurge – “A divine craftsman created the universe by imposing order on chaotic matter. The craftsman is supremely good and made the universe as good as it could be, given imperfect material with which he had to work. • “The god took over all that is visible…and brought it from disorder into order, since he judged that order was in every way better. – Plato (263) • “He took thought to make, as it were, a moving likeness of eternity.” – Plato (265) •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course PHIL 20a taught by Professor Hannen during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.
- Fall '07