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skopos  Term Image (σκοπος) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: aim, purpose, target
Long Description: aim, purpose, target; Iamblichus deeveloped the doctrine that each philosophical source work, especially in the case of Plato’s dialogues (since the dialogue is regarded as a microcosmic reflection of the divine macrocosm) must have one basic subject matter, or skopos, to which all parts of the text are related; consequently, the introductory portion of the dialogues now assume an allegorical and metaphysical significance.
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