Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Lord's Name in Vain?

From Plato's Sophist (248e-249a), translated by Brann, Kalkavage, and Salem:

Stranger: What the Zeus! Shall we be that easily persuaded that motion and life and soul and thought are truly not present in utterly complete Being? That it neither lives nor thinks; but awful and holy, not possessed of mind, it stands there, not to be moved?

Theaetetus: That, Stranger, would be a terrible account to grant.

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