Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Platonic Defense of Religion #1: Overview

Plato provides underdeveloped arguments for a religious worldview. I will not attempt to develop them any further here, but let's take a look at them anyway as a sort of "seed of truth" at the core of much more sophisticated arguments.

In this first post, this will be ridiculously brief.

1. The material world points beyond itself to an eternal and perfect source.
2. The human soul is immortal.
3. God, a rational soul that causes the motions and changes in the world, exists.

Next post we will look at the first idea.

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