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Essential Theology - The radical heart of philosophy

The lost metaphysics of Platonism - Philosophy and Theology as one.


The principles of theology are the basis and summit of philosophy – a view which may surprise us today, but one which was fundamental to the founders of the Platonic tradition. This lecture is an initial exploration of these principles, and asks what kind of theology and philosophy could this mean? What could Plato have been suggesting to the readers of his First Alcibiades in the following passage:
Socrates: Do we know of any place in the soul more divine than that which is the seat of knowledge and intelligence?
Alcibiades: We do not.
Socrates: This therefore in the soul resembles the divine nature. And a man, looking at this, and recognizing all that which is divine, and God and wisdom, would thus gain the most knowledge of himself.
Alcibiades: It is apparent.


Speaker(s):

Mr Guy Wyndham-Jones | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

1 March 2011 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN
02073590059
http://www.newacropolisuk.org
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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Tickets:

£5

Available from:

The Administrator, The Prometheus Trust, info@prometheustrust.co.uk or phone 01373 825808

Additional Information:

No need to book in advance, but this can also be done through New Acropolis. 19 Compton Terrace,
Islington,
London,
N1 2UN
Telephone: 0207 359 0059

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