Relacyjna funkcja Logosu według Filona Aleksandryjskiego
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THE RELATIONAL FUNCTION OF THE LOGOS ACCORDING TO PHILO OF ALEXANDRIA
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Philo held the term logos as especially important for his philosophical system because of the multifold meanings of this term — its categories. For logos means not only “word,” but also “mind” and “thought.” In order to provide a concise answer to the question which role the concept of logos played in the system of Philo of Alexandria, we could say the following: The logos is the link between God, the most perfect being, and the fallen world. However, the function of the logos in Philo’s thought is not limited to the mediation between God and the world. The logos is also the mediator between the Creator and creation, that is, man — a being entrusted with intellect as well as moral and religious feelings. Ontological dualism (being and non-being) is here connected also with ethical dualism (good and bad), where the logos is the warranty of a moral and religious life through which man can draw close to God. In this understanding the logos is that realm of reality which can give meaning to human life and reveal God to us in a complete way.
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