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Meditation at Lagunitas

Meditation at Lagunitas


by Robert Hass

Meditation at Lagunitas Philosophical Viewpoints: Platonism Quotes

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Quote #4

There are moments when the body is as numinous
as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. (lines 28-29)

Plato prefers the spiritual world of ideas, which is "numinous" or "heavenly," to the world of pesky "particulars," like bodies. But, the speaker claims that the body can be numinous, too – at least, sometimes. The two worlds aren’t strictly separate.

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