Absolute being the divine according to Hesiod and Plato

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The matrix of all Hellenic culture is the intuition of the absolute difference between the existence of something and its contradiction, for which there are no proper words. Hesiodic myth, as well as the narratives of Homer and the great dramatic authors, portray the first conception of this relation, depicted in many detailed forms. Plato, following Socrates’ teachings, proposes Goodness as that absolute difference, as the absolute ontological positivity that produces/creates being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
JournalGaudium Sciendi
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Hesiod
  • Plato
  • Absolute being
  • Ontological positivity


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