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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 6 (September 11, 2007) 1) Postulate of Balance a) We can perceive a world that is unlike this and perfect, however that is not the world that we have the world we inhabit is a defective, but its what we have b) A disparity between the laws of Athens and the laws of the transcendent exists c) Thus some regime is better than no regime, it has nurtured you and made you who you are now after all d) Institutions are part of our world and are not all bad indeed those who come to understand are reliant on these institutions to proliferate this understanding 2) Equivalents of Experience (equivalences) E <>S a) A warning to abandon their current style of life b) If you buy that there is a universal nature of humanity, and that there is some divinity, then the same god that whispered in the ear of Plato, whispered in the ear of Moses c) Plato puts forth in his dialogues a reality through his experiences d) Equivalences deal with universality, even with our enemies and seeking equivalences is important for understanding a vertical reality (from cave paintings to the Vatican)....
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