Timaeus

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R.G. Bury. Timaeus: The Loeb Classical Library, Vol. IX. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1989. Plato’s Timaeus was written in an attempt to make sense of the beginnings of time, of the world, as we know it. It is an attempt to describe how the world came into being. It is important to note that even Plato states that this is only a “likely account”(53). Nonetheless, it is an excellent summary of Platonic philosophy …

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…creationist, I obviously cannot agree with this particular creation story. However, I can marvel at the literary wonder of Plato’s style of writing. It is important that I point out the significance of this work to the psychologist. Plato contemplates the mind-body problem in this work. This problem has plagued the psychologist sense the very beginning. As we can see from Plato’s writings, this problem bother people even before the first psychologist emerged.