SEVEN CONCEPTS OF CREATION
Abstract:Professor Broadie identifies for us a number of features of the account of creation in the Timaeus:
(1) The cosmos-the ordered universe in which we live is to be accounted for as a whole.
(2) The cosmos is supremely beautiful and good.
(3) The cause of the cosmos is non-physical, intelligent, good, and divine, i.e. God.
(4) God worked on pre-existent matter.
(5) God was copying an eternal paradigm.
It would, I think, be very widely agreed that these five theses are true of Plato's account and pick out its significant points.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2004