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Plato’s Divided Line

Plato’s Divided Line is a chart that both summarizes and illustrates Plato’s analogy of the divided line.

  • It summarizes the activities of thought and their objects, progressing from opinion (divided into conjecture, then belief) to knowledge (divided into reasoning, then perception) and, ultimately, to a kind of mystic communion with the form of the good as its object.
  • It illustrates with divisions of the chart that correspond to proportions of the line.
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2014-03-01: Updated SKU
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Aristotle: Ways of Knowing, Categories, Causes, Golden Mean

The set of resources for Aristotle currently includes four charts combined in one PDF: Ways of Knowing, Categories, Causes, Golden Mean.

Aristotle’s Five Ways of Knowing

Chart identifying the intellectual virtues and their relation to the genus of systematic theology (i.e., the kind of discipline we are pursuing and how that discipline relates to others).

  1. Intelligentia
  2. Scientia
  3. Sapientia
  4. Prudentia
  5. Ars

Aristotle’s Ten Categories

Chart of Aristotle’s praedicamenta (Medieval term; cf. Grk., Katēgoriai; Lat., Categoriae): substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, position, state, action, affection.

  1. Types of predicate
  2. Highest of the genera
  3. Kinds of predication

Aristotle’s Four Causes

Illustration / chart differentiating the ways things come into existence:

  1. Material Cause
  2. Formal Cause
  3. Efficient Cause
  4. Final Cause

Aristotle’s Golden Mean

Chart based on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics: table of vices as excesses and deficiencies; of virtues as the golden mean between the two.

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PDF version history:
2014-03-01: Updated SKU; combined
2011-01-06: New release, Five Ways
2009-04-28: New release, Golden Mean
2009-04-25: New release, Ten Cat.
2008-09-18: New release, Four Causes

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Pre-Socratic Philosophers

The Pre-Socratic Philosophers chart compares each of the major pre-Socratic philosophers regarding their views of the arche, kinesis, kosmos, and psyche. The chart is illustrated with a bust of the first in the list of philosophers: Thales.

Philosophers

  1. Thales of Miletus, 624–546 BCE
  2. Anaximander of Miletus, 610–546
  3. Anaximenes of Miletus, 570–510
  4. Pythagoras of Samos-Croton, 582–497
  5. Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535–475
  6. Xenophanes of Colophon-Elea, 570–475
  7. Parmenides of Elea, 515–445
  8. Empedocles of Akragas (Agrigentum), 495–435
  9. Anaxagoras of Clazomenae-Athens, 500–428
  10. Democritus of Abdera, 460–370

For PDF, color coding distinguishes philosophers of Ionia and the Aegean, philosophers of the West and Magna Graecia, and philosophers of Athens.

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2014-03-01: Updated SKU
2008-09-17: New release, w. changes

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