Platonic Quotes

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the-influence-for-good-ill-platos-work-is-immeasurable-western-thought-one-might-say-has-been-platonic-antiplatonic-but-hardly-ever-nonplatonic-karl-popper
platonic-adj-pertaining-to-philosophy-socrates-platonic-love-is-fools-name-for-affection-between-disability-frost-ambrose-bierce
but-i-think-it-is-a-serious-issue-to-wonder-about-the-other-platonic-absolutes-of-say-beauty-and-morality
i-cant-even-find-someone-for-a-platonic-relationship-much-less-the-kind-where-someone-wants-to-see-me-naked
platonic-friendship-interval-between-introduction-first-kiss-sophie-irene-loeb
i-went-to-prom-with-girlfriend-my-sisters-platonic-date
its-platonic-philosophy-in-the-republic-that-philosophers-should-lead-country-alan-lightman
im-pretty-intense-when-it-comes-to-relationships-platonic-ones-as-well-if-i-feel-connection-with-someone-im-willing-to-go-there-alexander-skarsgard
to-sum-up-whole-we-should-say-that-aim-platonic-philosophy-was-to-exalt-man-into-god-thomas-b-macaulay
hanging-out-with-women-on-platonic-level-is-like-spending-time-with-someone-from-europe-its-not-better-worse-but-it-is-different-dov-davidoff
ive-arrived-at-age-where-platonic-friendship-can-be-sustained-on-highest-moral-plane-charlie-chaplin
the-platonic-love-i-feel-for-my-cousin-made-me-write-this-diary-leione-pet-torres
i-wanted-to-show-platonic-friendship-between-men-women-because-i-think-it-is-underutilised-in-fiction
the-platonic-world-ideas-corresponds-to-thinking-sensation-on-mystical-level-carl-jung
it-was-crazy-one-minute-my-arms-were-around-him-in-platonic-friendly-hug-next-i-was-on-fire-no-matter-how-he-much-touched-me-it-was-not-enough-somi-ekhasomhi
people-instantly-assume-you-cant-have-a-platonic-friendship-with-someone-of-the-opposite-sex-i-think-this-may-be-specific-to-la-or-america
i-would-define-morality-as-enlightened-selfinterestthat-old-platonic-ideal-that-there-are-certain-pure-moral-forms-just-isnt-where-we-are-andrew-young
there-is-little-of-the-true-philosophic-spirit-in-aquinas-he-does-not-like-the-platonic-socrates-set-out-to-follow-wherever-the-argument-may-lead
the-charm-platonic-mode-thought-consisted-precisely-in-resistance-to-obvious-evidence-senses-friedrich-nietzsche
ive-been-wondering-if-in-fact-ideal-platonic-love-isnt-just-intensely-concentrated-form-what-inspires-best-teachers-edmund-marlowe
it-certainly-is-embarrassing-fact-then-for-certain-classical-scholars-to-have-to-face-that-platonic-academy-continued-to-function-in-athens-for-over-robert-k-g-temple
surrender-vert-platonic-bond-tying-your-soul-to-mine-craft-sky-fades-pink-shadow-cast
laws-nature-have-no-physical-properties-mass-energy-they-are-platonic-truths-in-transcendent-realm-that-create-govern-universe-deepak-chopra
if-my-wife-finds-comfort-in-trite-gispy-homilies-i-have-no-objection-to-your-offering-them-however-if-you-ever-kiss-her-again-no-matter-how-platonic-fashion-ill-make-eunuch-you-l
laws-nature-have-no-physical-properties-mass-energy-they-are-platonic-truths-in-transcendent-realm-that-create-amp-govern-universe-deepak-chopra
both-freudian-platonic-metaphors-emphasize-considerable-independence-tension-among-constituent-parts-psyche-point-that-characterizes-human-carl-sagan
tis-perception-beautiful-a-fine-extension-faculties-platonic-universal-wonderful-drawn-from-stars-filtered-through-skies-without-which-life-lord-byron
she-kissed-her-way-into-society-i-dont-like-her-but-dont-misunderstand-me-my-dislike-is-purely-platonic-herbert-beerbohm-tree
show-me-a-genuine-case-of-platonic-friendship-and-i-shall-show-you-two-old-or-homely-faces
without-being-too-blunt-you-are-bachelor-who-lived-with-another-bachelor-for-many-years-purely-platonic-i-assure-you-mitch-cullin
odor-blood-when-christ-was-slain-made-all-platonic-tolerance-vain-and-vain-all-doric-discipline-william-butler-yeats
in-science-there-is-will-remain-platonic-element-which-could-not-be-taken-away-without-ruining-it-among-infinite-diversity-singular-phenomena-science-can-only-look-for-invariants
certainly-central-platonic-idea-which-is-idea-ideas-these-archetypal-forms-which-stand-outside-time-is-one-which-is-confirmed-by-psychedelic-terence-mckenna
art-always-opts-for-individual-concrete-art-is-not-platonic-jorge-luis-borges
i-believe-theres-platonic-ideal-for-every-book-that-is-written-like-theres-perfect-version-book-somewhere-in-ether-my-job-is-to-find-what-that-book-is-through-my-editing
they-are-great-essay-in-male-friendship-which-has-gone-now-mens-friendship-has-been-debased-one-lovely-things-about-holmes-watson-is-that-they-do-jeremy-brett
platonic-love-is-love-from-the-neck-up
harry-hermione-are-platonic-friends-but-i-wont-answer-for-anyone-else-nudgenudge-winkwink-jk-rowling
and-those-who-only-know-nonplatonic-love-have-no-need-to-talk-tragedy-in-such-love-there-can-be-no-sort-tragedy-leo-tolstoy
theres-different-kinds-love-id-never-experienced-that-kind-totally-platonic-love-all-love-ive-experienced-has-always-been-kind-deal-now-as-i-get-older-i-realise-that-theres-this-
Beginning in 1519 and continuing until the end of his life, Luther expounded a theme that the Sacrament brings and means a fellowship of love and mercy: "This fellowship sonsists in this, that all the spiritual possessions of Christ and his saints are shared iwth and become the common property of him who receives this sacrament. Again all sufferings and sins also become common property; and thus love engenders love in return and [mutual love' unites... It is like a city where every citizen shares with all the others the city's name, honor, freedom, trade, customs, usages, help, support, protection, and the like, while at the same time he shares all the dangers of fire and flood, enemies and death, losses taxes and the like. For he who would share in the profits must also share in the costs, and ever recompense love with love... " For Luther, unity with respect to the Sacrament meant both doctrinal agreement and love. When the prerequisite to church fellowship is defined merely (however important!) in terms of doctrinal fellowship, it can end in a Platonic pursuit of a frigid and rigid mental ideal. Doctrinal unity, true unity in Christ's body and blood, is also a unity of deep love and mercy. If I will not lay down my burden on Christ and the community, or take up the burdens of others who come to the Table, then I should not go to the Sacrament. Close(d) Communion is also a fellowship of love and mercy with my brother and sister in Christ as Luther taught in the previous citation.

Matthew C. Harrison
beginning-in-1519-continuing-until-end-his-life-luther-expounded-theme-that-sacrament-brings-means-fellowship-love-mercy-this-fellowship-sonsists-in-this-that-all-spiritual-posse
The church's theology bought into this ahistoricism in different ways: along a more liberal, post-Kantian trajectory, the historical particularities of Christian faith were reduced to atemporal moral teachings that were universal and unconditioned. Thus it turned out that what Jesus taught was something like Kant's categorical imperative - a universal ethics based on reason rather than a set of concrete practices related to a specific community. Liberal Christianity fostered ahistoricism by reducing Christianity to a universal, rational kernel of moral teaching. Along a more conservative, evangelical trajectory (and the Reformation is not wholly innocent here), it was recognized that Christians could not simply jettison the historical particularities of the Christian event: the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, there was still a quasi-Platonic, quasi-gnostic rejection of material history such that evangelicalism, while not devolving to a pure ahistoricism, become dominated by a modified ahistoricism we can call primitivism. Primitivism retains the most minimal commitment to God's action in history (in the life of Christ and usually in the first century of apostolic activity) and seeks to make only this first-century 'New Testament church' normative for contemporary practice. This is usually articulated by a rigid distinction between Scripture and tradition (the latter then usually castigated as 'the traditions of men' as opposed to the 'God-give' realities of Scripture). Such primitivism is thus anticreedal and anticatholic, rejecting any sense that what was unfolded by the church between the first and the twenty-first centuries is at all normative for current faith and practice (the question of the canon's formation being an interesting exception here). Ecumenical creeds and confessions - such as the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed - that unite the church across time and around the globe are not 'live' in primitivist worship practices, which enforce a sense of autonomy or even isolation, while at the same time claiming a direct connection to first-century apostolic practices.

James K.A. Smith
the-churchs-theology-bought-into-this-ahistoricism-in-different-ways-along-more-liberal-postkantian-trajectory-historical-particularities-christian-faith-were-reduced-to-atempora
IT is worth remembering that the rise of what we call literary fiction happened at a time when the revealed, authenticated account of the beginning was losing its authority. Now that changes in things as they are change beginnings to make them fit, beginnings have lost their mythical rigidity. There are, it is true, modern attempts to restore this rigidity. But on the whole there is a correlation between subtlety and variety in our fictions and remoteness and doubtfulness about ends and origins. There is a necessary relation between the fictions by which we order our world and the increasing complexity of what we take to be the 'real' history of that world. I propose in this talk to ask some questions about an early and very interesting example of this relation. There was a long-established opinion that the beginning was as described in Genesis, and that the end is to be as obscurely predicted in Revelation. But what if this came to seem doubtful? Supposing reason proved capable of a quite different account of the matter, an account contradicting that of faith? On the argument of these talks so far as they have gone, you would expect two developments: there should be generated fictions of concord between the old and the new explanations; and there should be consequential changes in fictive accounts of the world. And of course I should not be troubling you with all this if I did not think that such developments occurred. The changes to which I refer came with a new wave of Greek influence on Christian philosophy. The provision of accommodations between Greek and Hebrew thought is an old story, and a story of concord-fictions-necessary, as Berdyaev says, because to the Greeks the world was a cosmos, but to the Hebrews a history. But this is too enormous a tract in the history of ideas for me to wander in. I shall make do with my single illustration, and speak of what happened in the thirteenth century when Christian philosophers grappled with the view of the Aristotelians that nothing can come of nothing-ex nihilo nihil fit-so that the world must be thought to be eternal. In the Bible the world is made out of nothing. For the Aristotelians, however, it is eternal, without beginning or end. To examine the Aristotelian arguments impartially one would need to behave as if the Bible might be wrong. And this was done. The thirteenth-century rediscovery of Aristotle led to the invention of double-truth. It takes a good deal of sophistication to do what certain philosophers then did, namely, to pursue with vigour rational enquiries the validity of which one is obliged to deny. And the eternity of the world was, of course, more than a question in a scholarly game. It called into question all that might seem ragged and implausible in the usual accounts of the temporal structure of the world, the relation of time to eternity (certainly untidy and discordant compared with the Neo-Platonic version) and of heaven to hell.

Frank Kermode
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