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Philosophy and the Gods

Platonism originated in a pagan culture: are the Gods an integral part of Platonic philosophy?

Platonic philosophy took the reality of the Gods as a fundamental truth, perhaps the primary reason why it fell into disrepute in the Christian era: in our time the whole question of a multiplicity of Gods seems to be hopelessly superstitious. But what was the basis of a philosophical acceptance of the Gods by the leading thinkers of the ancient world? This lecture looks at the metaphysical and ethical implications of this long-neglected worldview: does it allow a deeper insight into the fundamental nature of the universe and its source? Does it enable the individual to take charge of his or her own path to truth? After the lecture there will be time set aside for discussion.


Tim Addey | talks | www


Date and Time:

10 December 2009 at 7:30 pm


2 hours



The Pierian Centre
27 Portland Square
0117 924 4512
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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Available from:

At the door, or reserve a place via the Administrator, The Prometheus Trust, info@prometheustrust.co.uk or phone 01373 825808

Additional Information:

This is the sixth of a seven lecture series - these lectures are linked but each is self-contained and will therefore be accessible without attendance at the others.

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