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poli4081lec8 - Lecture 8 1) Man is Theomorphic a) He is...

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Lecture 8 1) Man is Theomorphic a) He is formed by a vision of divine experience b) In other words, every human-being is created in the likeness of god (an equivalence from the bible to “anthropology”) c) Good to Plato is the reality beyond this world (it is transcendent) – to Plato Good is a manifestation of God d) Socrates would have been considered impious and a transgression from the Athenian belief system e) The assent to the vision of the good is the way in which the human being (i.e. prisoner) is being drawn up is the periagoge (the movement to episteme – the “turning about”) is analogous (an equivalence) to conversion in Christianity f) Thus what really counts is the underlying experiences of transcendence (not simply the details) which amount to essentially the same thing (between religions and Aristotle) g) The man becomes aware through being dragged and pulled (as is similar to the Gospel of John) – the rise to the vision of good is an arduous process (spiritually and
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