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peras  Term Image (περας) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: limit, boundary
Long Description: limit, boundary; the fundamental cosmological principle of the Pythagoreans; the Unlimited ( apeiron) is indefinite and in need of Limit which in the table of opposits is related to Odd, One, Right, Male, Rest, Straight, Light, Good, Square; the principles of Limit and the Unlimited (discussed in Plato’s Philebus) are the Pythagorean monad and dyad that constitute the order of henads in Proclus and play a central role in the constitution of reality; limit and unlimited serve as two principles ( archai) of mathematical reality (ousia).
Source(s): The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, by Dr. Algis Uždavinys
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms