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Single Idea 22879

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature]

Full Idea

'God' represents a unification of ideal values that is essentially imaginative in origin.

Gist of Idea

'God' is an imaginative unity of ideal values


John Dewey (The Later Works (17 vols, ed Boydston) [1930], 9:29), quoted by David Hildebrand - Dewey 7 'Construct'

Book Reference

Hildebrand,David: 'Dewey' [One World 2008], p.198

A Reaction

This seems to have happened when a flawed God like Zeus is elevated to be the only God, and is given supreme power and wisdom.