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Single Idea 311

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 1. Nature]

Full Idea

So that our universe can resemble the perfect living creature in being unique, the universe was, is and will continue to be its maker's only creation.

Gist of Idea

The cosmos must be unique, because it resembles the creator, who is unique


Plato (Timaeus [c.349 BCE], 31c)

Book Reference

Plato: 'Timaeus and Critias', ed/tr. Lee,Desmond [Penguin 1971], p.43