On the Oneness of Truth

15 05 2008

But this single truth, embodied in many different virtues, cannot be the first truth of all, since it is distributed among many virtues, it is in something else. And whatever lies in another certainly derives from another. However, a single truth is not derived from a multitude of concepts. For what is one must derive from one. Therefore, above the soul of man there must be a single wisdom which is not divided among various concepts, but is a single wisdom, from whose single truth the manifold truth of men derives.

-Marsilio Ficino, Commentary on Plato’s Symposium on Love


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