Plato_PHYSIS%20v%20NOMOS

Plato_PHYSIS%20v%20NOMOS - PHYSIS versus NOMOS Greek...

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PHYSIS versus NOMOS Greek Cultural Background Greek Society in disarray Nothing is stable—much in flux: social customs, politics, wars, much emphasis on trade No longer a single king to rule Greeks— an oligarchy of several influential men Developing democracy was messy— wanted a single ruler again. People unsure whether they believe in the gods Argument of PHYSIS versus NOMOS— no longer a unified whole. PHYSIS versus NOMOS
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Early Greeks thought of these two as part of a SINGLE whole. Unable to separate them. Philosophers argued that PHYSIS and NOMOS were part of one whole Sophists argued that physis, if it even existed, was a part of nomos. There was no larger whole and there was no unity of the two. Physis: the real (physical + much more) world. Assumed that there was something REAL apart from how we talked about it.
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course COMS 3311 taught by Professor Ghring during the Spring '10 term at Texas Tech.

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