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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Arrington Oglesby
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:26:59Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:26:59Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherbrown_arrington_o_201005_ab
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/brown_arrington_o_201005_ab
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26254
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the Timaeus, a metaphysical dialogue of Plato, in an effort to determine the physical underpinnings of morality and rationality. By first analyzing the story of creation and determining the sources of flaws within the universe, this paper focuses on the rational and irrational motions present within the universe. These motions include the divine and ordered revolutions of Reason, but also the chaotic and random motions of Errant Cause. Both of these sources of motion are able to impact the human soul, causing either rational and thus “good” motion, or disordered and imperfect motion. Ultimately, humans must struggle to maintain rational motions within their souls so that they may be better able to utilize reason.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPlato
dc.subjectTimaeus
dc.subjectSoul
dc.subjectMotion
dc.subjectReason
dc.subjectNecessity
dc.subjectErrant Cause
dc.subjectImitation
dc.subjectMetaphysics
dc.title[Athanatos psyche, thnetos anthropos]
dc.title.alternativean examination of the human condition in Plato’s Timaeus
dc.typeHonors
dc.description.degreeAB
dc.description.departmentClassics
dc.description.majorGreek
dc.description.advisorErika Hermanowicz
dc.description.committeeErika Hermanowicz
dc.description.committeeNicholas Rynearson


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