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I haven't read the Philebus yet, but i found a dedicate reader who has done his own connection between dialogues, here is a link to one e-mail where he explains his view of the relationship of the Republic and the Philebus.


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This may be a small thing, but could some of the ambiguity in meaning be coming from our western, cosmos-only-lives-once perspective where among those in Plato's audience, many believed that the current cosmos' aeon (life) was one of several at least? Thus, as someone already mentioned above, eternality is one way of referring to transcendence. So the ...


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In oop it's better to be interpreted as has-a relation. We call "A rose is beautiful" should be appropriately modeled as "A rose has beautifulness (property, or predicate using FOL jargon)", where a rose should be an object that partakes in roseness archetypal class template using oop jargon, and beautifulness should be a static constant ...


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Some dictionary definitions: To share some of the properties of something else: "Each tale partakes of its creator's poetic imagination" (Charles Scribner III). (foll by of) to suggest or have some of the quality (of): music partaking of sadness. to have the nature or character (usu. fol. by of): feelings partaking of both joy and regret. I ...


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