By Daniel A. Dombrowski
Promotional info/Publisher's precis - "A Platonic Philosophy of faith demanding situations conventional perspectives of Plato's non secular inspiration, arguing that those overstate the case for the veneration of Being instead of changing into. Daniel A. Dombrowski explores how method or neoclassical views on Plato's view of God were in most cases missed, impoverishing either our view of Plato and our view of what should be stated in modern philosophy of faith on a Platonic foundation. taking a look at the principally missed later dialogues, Dombrowski reveals a dynamic theism in Plato and provides a brand new and intensely diversified Platonic philosophy of faith. The work's interpretive framework derives from the appliance of method philosophy and discusses the continuation of Plato's notion within the works of Hartshorne and Whitehead."
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That is, according to Whitehead, Plato’s definition of being as power in the Sophist supplements his efforts in the Timaeus to find a moderate view between these (transcendent monotheistic and pantheistic) extremes wherein there is both (1) an active and passive divine creator (who persuades the world and dialogues with it rather than delivers to it authoritarian dictation) and (2) the action and reaction of the “created” constituents of reality. There is much to be said in favor of Whitehead’s view of Plato in Adventures of Ideas (and in favor of Hartshorne’s similar view) wherein the creation of the world (or better, the creation of civilized order) is the victory of persuasion over force.
Here he admits that each mode of being exerts a characteristic power and that each actuality has its own dynamic power. He nonetheless also claims that God’s power is unlimited and that God is omnipotent. Weiss is quite clear that there is a conflict between divine omnipotence and the powerful modes of being other than God, but he does not resolve the conflict. 31 I stated earlier that it has not been historians of philosophy in the traditions of analytic or continental philosophy who have paid sufficient attention to the claim that being is power, but process philosophers.
The Greeks—Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus among them—realized that any possible world must involve a multiplicity of individuals, each making their own decisions. Hence there is an aspect of real chance in what happens. , the tychism) found in Epicurus. It is perhaps this failure that accounts for the monopolarity of the Neoplatonists in their interpretation of Plato, as we will see. In a way, Plotinus reaffirms Plato’s “three aspects of the ultimate” in the Timaeus: the forms (especially the form of the good), the Demiurge, and the World Soul.
A Platonic Philosophy of Religion by Daniel A. Dombrowski