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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 01:17 AM        Okay, another Philosophy Question
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Is there any work of Plato (or Aristotle?) in which he talks about essence preceding existence? I've tried googling this, but I can't find anything.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 01:46 AM       
Plato's Phaedo, I believe.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 11:20 AM       
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 11:30 AM       
http://www.google.co.za/search?hl=en&q=essence+preceding+existence&btnG=Go ogle+Search&meta=
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Old Aug 22nd, 2007, 04:33 AM       
Maybe I meant Phaedrus. Anyways, the tenant that I was referring to was that Platonic thought as outlined in one of the Socratic dialogs posited the existence of eternal and immutable forms for all qualities and attributes. Thus, the essence of triangles and squares precedes the existence of any tangible manifestation of them.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:29 AM       
The tenant I was referring to was that deadbeat that never pays his rent. Damn those tenants.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:17 AM       
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Old Aug 30th, 2007, 01:48 AM       
Plato 101: allegory of the cave.
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