The hyperuranion or topos hyperuranios (Ancient Greek: ὑπερουράνιον τόπον, accusative of ὑπερουράνιος τόπος, "place beyond heaven") is alternately a concept used by Plato to mean a perfect realm of Forms.
The hyperuranion, which is also called Platonic realm, is a place in heaven where all ideas of real things are collected together. This is within Plato's view that the idea of a phenomenon is beyond the realm of real phenomena and that everything we experience in our lives is merely a copy of the perfect model that exists in the hyperuranion. It is described as higher than the gods since their divinity depended on the knowledge of the hyperuranion beings.
The hyperuranion doctrine is also a later medieval concept that claims God within the empyrean exists outside of heaven and controls it as the first mover from there for heaven even to be a part of the moved. The French alchemist Jean d'Espagnet rejected the idea of hyperuranion in his work Enchiridion, where he maintained that nature is not divided into conceptual categories but exists in unity.
- Katherine Murphy, Richard Todd, "A Man Very Well Studyed": New Contexts for Thomas Browne", BRILL, 2008, p. 260.
- Egidius Schmalzriedt, Platon – Der Schriftsteller und die Wahrheit, R. Piper, 1969, pp. 317, 319, 329.
- Plato, Phaedrus, 247b–c
- Diduch, Paul; Harding, Michael (2018). Socrates in the Cave: On the Philosopher’s Motive in Plato. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 82. ISBN 9783319768304.
- Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
- Solomonick, Abraham (2017). From Semiotics towards Philosophical Metaphysics. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 28. ISBN 9781443886451.
- Heilman, Elizabeth (2009). Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter. New York: Routledge. p. 43. ISBN 020389281X.
- Murphy, Katherine; Todd, Richard (2008). "A Man Very Well Studyed": New Contexts for Thomas Browne. Leiden: BRILL. p. 260. ISBN 9789004171732.
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