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Order, philosophy: order is the division of a subject area by distinctions or the highlighting of certain differences as opposed to other differences. The resulting order can be one-dimensional or multi-dimensional, i.e. linear or spatial. Examples are family trees, lexicons, lists, alphabets. It may be that only an order makes certain characteristics visible, e.g. contour lines. Ordering spaces may be more than three-dimensional, e.g. in the attribution of temperatures to color-determined objects. See also conceptual space, hierarchies, distinctness, indistinguishability, stratification, identification, individuation, specification.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Höffe I 106
Order/Augustine/Höffe: With its main theme, the "doctrine of the last things", of the end of the earthly world and the dawn of the new world, the heavenly Jerusalem, Augustine's writing is of an eschatological nature, in addition, because of the Manichaean influence, dualistic. In truth, Augustine is concerned with an otherworldly order, which is the eschatological, "Last Judgement"
Höffe I 107
and which relativizes everything earthly, be it personal happiness, be it political conditions. Every theory of connection, even fusion, every interlocking of politics and religion is rejected without compromise.
Fate: While man on earth is only a stranger, a pilgrim on his way home to God, the worldly state, because biased in the earthly, will be cast out into the community of demons or devils at the end of all days, in the Last Judgment.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Augustine
Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016


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