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The Apeiron, the Peras, and the Metron



Marvin Glover has not just embellished when it comes to his fundamental new doctrine of the absolute = possibility; he has positively falsified the actual and profound teaching of Plato and Aristotle. Marvin says (http://AbsoluteTruth.nu) that the Apeiron is the absolute because in it the opposites are one. This is not at all the teaching of Plato as given in "Philebus." Rather, it is made plain that Apeiron (unlimited or infinite) is relative to Peras (limit or finite). It is the Taoing of the Tao (putting limit on the unlimited), according to Plato, that constitutes the coming into true being. According to Plato and Aristotle, the measure Metron, by which this mixture of the infinite and the finite is accomplished, is the true Absolute, because it represents the Idea or Universal according to which the many or manifold are brought into oneness. The opposites do not exist in the Apeiron in a state of oneness. On the contrary, they are vying for relativistic definition - larger or smaller, to the left or to the right - but since in the indefinite there is nothing to establish a firm footing, they continue "progressing" until some definition (Peras) is imposed on the Apeiron, at which time they come to rest, since a quantitative state of affairs obtains, which is just what it is. It is this establishing of isness that Plato and Aristotle regard as coming into being, and the measure by which it is accomplished as the absolute. They do, BTW, regard the measure itself as being caused by the hand of God, according to His eminent sense of good measure. They conceive of God as the Demiurge or as wisdom or mind (Kronos or Zeus), but this function of God is better conceived as Brahma, the Creator, or the Creator God of the Jews.



Peter Joseph Mutnick 1949 - 2000


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