GThom and forms
- Aristotle, (credited with the invention), Plato, Socrates, and probably Philo all knew of a method of using logic with a model called the "Square of Opposition." This device can be reviewed at the following website: http://www.philosophypages.com/
This device as a method of logic can be related to the Platonic idea of forms. (Others could do this better than I) We in this group often talk about the GThom and even if it has form. Recently Frank McCoy has made efforts to mathematize the GThom. This may be possible but if done with the wrong model..........
Plato is said to have, "in the middle and late dialogues, employed the conversational structure as a way of presenting dialectic, a pattern of argumentation that examines each issue from several sides, exploring the interplay of alternative ideas while subjecting all of them to evaluation by reason."
What if Thomas in his Gospel employed the sayings as a way of presenting a pattern of teaching (Jesus) wisdom
in this structure as a dialectic type pattern of presentation rather than argumentation? Does Thomas present a pattern of examination "exploring the interplay of alternative ideas while subjecting all of them to evaluation by reason?" Could this be a key factor in the 'form' and origin of the GThom?
Platter Flats, OK
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