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2001, a spacetime odyssey : proceedings of the Inaugural by M J Duff; James T Liu; Michigan Center for Theoretical

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The constitution in fact9 penetrates to the ultimate parts, since all things have been ranked in accordance with the appropriate series extending from the Demiurge10 right down to the bottom level of the encosmic beings. In a way the opposition was already established in the heavens beforehand, whether through the double revolution – rightward and leftward – of the [heavenly] bodies, or through the double circles – of the same and of the different – of the souls, or through the kinds of being – rest and motion – or through the properties of the gods – male and female – or through any other such division.

15–29). 1). 17. 25 for the subtlety that in virtue of its soul the cosmos can also be placed in the class of what is ungenerated. 3). 23). There is thus a natural progression from the proemium as introductory section of the account to its main part. The generated and temporal nature of the cosmos As we have already seen, Proclus regards the question of the generated or non-generated nature of the cosmos as the central theme of Timaeus’ account. Plato’s first move is to set out, in the first two fundamental principles, what is to be included under the ontological categories of Being and becoming (see 27d5–28a4).

10–30 What kind of generation is involved? 32 What kind of eternity is involved? 23 Who is the Demiurge? 2 Who is the Demiurge? 11 What is meant by a ‘generated paradigm’? 12–20 Why the terms ‘most beautiful’ and ‘best’? 2–19 What does ‘truth’ mean in this context? 21 Is there evil in the universe? 22 Why is there a cause of evil in the first place? 26 Is evil willed by God? 7 Does the world–soul become intellective? 3 Which living thing is the Paradigm? 11 Is the cosmos one or many? 3 Each of these accounts makes a very large contribution to the entire investigation of the cosmos.

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