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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 beyond beingand the metaphors hitherto thought to disclose the transcendent. They underlie Plato'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 iswe 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxi-xxiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Chapter 1: The Place of Metaphor
  2. pp. 21-50
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  1. Chapter 2: The Matrix
  2. pp. 51-82
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  1. Chapter 3: Plato’s Idea Theory
  2. pp. 83-120
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  1. Chapter 4: To Feel and to Know
  2. pp. 121-151
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  1. Chapter 5: Deictic Metaphor
  2. pp. 152-181
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  1. Chatper 6: Truth and Metaphor
  2. pp. 182-207
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  1. Chapter 7: Aristotle: Poetry and the Proper
  2. pp. 208-221
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  1. Chaper 8: “To the Things Themselves”
  2. pp. 222-236
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  1. Chapter 9: The Hypostasis: Its Thisness and Its There
  2. pp. 237-262
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  1. Chapter 10: Elementals
  2. pp. 263-275
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  1. Chapter 11: Time’s Arrow
  2. pp. 276-297
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  1. Chatper 12: The Originary
  2. pp. 298-324
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  1. Chapter 13: Otherwise than Metaphor
  2. pp. 325-342
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  1. Chapter 14: Saying Something
  2. pp. 343-361
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  1. Chapter 15: The Receptacle
  2. pp. 362-380
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  1. Chapter 16: À Dieu
  2. pp. 381-400
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 401-470
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 471-490
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 491-495
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  1. Other Books in Fordham's Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series
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