GREAT CHAIN OF BEING

Attributed to Plato. Seeing creation as a continuously linked hierarchy from God through heavenly beings, humans, animals, plants and matter with no life. Elaborated on by many later philosophers.

GREAT CHAIN OF BEING: "The great chain of being is an idea of Plato's."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GREAT CHAIN OF BEING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/great-chain-of-being/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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