Plato's Mathematical model of the Universe – Space and Time

Πλατωνικά Στερεά

Platonische Körper

My mind was formed by studying philosophy, Plato and that sort of thing.

(Ether, Quintessence)-Dodecahedron

12 pentagons
Hippasus (Pythagorean)?


20 triangles
Theaetetus ?

, “Harmonies of the World”, translated by Charles Glenn Wallis, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 16, (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1952), pp. 1017-18.

I can’t think of anything more perfect than a tetrahedron. If someone came here from outer space, I’d hand them a tetrahedron, and they would understand. I’m sure people discover these things over and over again in different cultures. They are essential parts of the universe; they are parts of order, and, as such, they represent our order.