Plato’s god

In terminology, Plato’s god refers to []

Overview
In 360BC, Plato, in his dialogue Timaeus, outlined his views on god. [1]

In 45BC, Cicero, in his On the Nature of the Gods, in comparison of the “Stoic god” called Pronoia (or Providentia), who is characterized as a “prophetic old lady”, or the “Epicurean gods”, who inhabit the “intermundia”, or empty spaces between the worlds, states that “Plato’s god”, as Plato describes in his Timaeus, is a “craftsman-god” who constructs the world by taking the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire, and makes solids of five shapes, and from these originates all shapes or creates and orderly universe out of existing matter; also that this god had a beginning and lasts forever. [2]

See also
Spinoza’s god

References
1. Timaeus (dialogue) – Wikipedia.
2. Cicero. (45BC). The Nature of the Gods (Introduction, translation, and notes: Patrick Walsh) (pgs. 9-10, 150). Oxford University Press, 1998.

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