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Платон о човековом „наликовању богу“
Plato on the “Godlikeness of Humans”

Author(s): Irina Deretić
Subject(s): Epistemology, Ancient Philosphy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Religion, Ontology
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Deus-mensura; Plato; Godlikeness; Protagoras;

Summary/Abstract: Taking into account the general philosophical and cultural framework, the author will attempt to discuss the meaning and significance of Plato’s Deus-mensura statement and its various implications. The fundamental claim of God as the measure of all things is closely connected with what Plato considers to be “becoming as like God as possible (ὁμοίωσις θεῷ)”. The Homo-mensura statement derives from Plato’s insight that there are the ideal ethical paradigms, according to which one can righteously determine the human relations. Additionally, the Homo-mensura statement is Plato’s response to Protagoras’ divinization of the man, who claims that man is the measure of all things. Plato’s response does not mean the return to the old theology of Homer and Hesiod, but it implies the utterly new understanding of the relations between the humans and God.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 129-138
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian