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"Дар богов" в диалоге Платона "Филеб". К вопросу о природе генад (16с5-10)

Вопросы философии. 2013. № 5. С. 115-126.

The so called “Gift of the Gods” in Plato’s “Philebus” [15a-19a] remains to be one of the most enigmatic, perplexing and interesting texts in the ‘later’ dialogues. It was often considered as being largely influenced by Pythagoreans or even as a direct adoption of some Pythagorean way of inquiry. However, what might seem to be a good explanation of its origin and style, would not always work as a good way of interpretation. In this paper an attempt is made to interpret the “God’s Gift” as a part of Plato’s discussion of the dialectical method in the ‘later’ period. The problem of the nature of ‘henads’ is the focal point of the analysis, since these become the main subject of the ‘godly’ method. Also presented here are some thoughts concerning the role of the two oppositions which has traditionally been viewed as ‘pythagorean’, namely one & many and limit & unlimited.