Between Chora and the Good

Between Chora and the Good

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Plato's chora as developed in the Timaeus is a creative matrix in which things arise and stand out in response to the lure of the Good. Chora is paired with the Good, its polar opposite; both are qbeyond beingq and the metaphors hitherto thought to disclose the transcendent. They underliePlato's distinction of a procreative gap between being and becoming. The chiasmus between the Good and chora makes possible their mutual participation in one another. This gap makes possible both phenomenological and cosmological interpretations of Plato. Metaphor is restricted to beings as they appear in this gap through the crossing of metaphor's terms, terms that dwell with, rather than subulate, one another. Hermeneutically, through its qisq we can see something being engendered or determined by that crossing.Bigger's larger goal is to align the primacy of the Good in Plato and Christian Neoplatonism with the creator God of Genesis and the God of love in the New Testament.Hence the poem is the place where all tropes and images want to be led. ... Electricity isna#39;t a fluid and does not flow, yet its dynamics are formally the same as those of water. ... Therefore waves of light require the luminiferous ether a€” that is, until Morley and Michelson put it to the test. Metaphor can make known what is otherwise unknown or sedimented in custom or everydayness, or create the illusion ofanbsp;...

Title:Between Chora and the Good
Author: Charles P. Bigger
Publisher:Fordham Univ Press - 2005

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