Contemplation from the Many to the One:
Raphael's The School of Athens

Plato & Aristotle as central figures in
Raphael's The School of Athens (1510)
Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican Museum

"From the gods a gift to the human race:
thus I reckon the gift of seeing the One
in the many and the many in the One."

    — Plato, Philebus, 16d

Four Ways to Look at a Painting

4 Levels
Carl Gustav Jung's
4 Psychic Functions
LiteralSensationPlato & Aristotle
MoralFeelingTimaeus & Ethics
AllegoricalThinkingHeaven & Earth
AnagogicalIntuitionOne & Many

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