Chiliagon

Chiliagon

Greg N.
A Chiliagon is a 1000 sided shape. French philosopher Rene Discartes used this shape as an example in his Sixth Meditation to demonstrate the difference between imagination and pure intellection, he says that when he thinks of a chiliagon, he "does not imagine the thousand sides or see them as if they were present" before him – as he does when one imagines a triangle, for example. The imagination constructs a "confused representation," which is no different from that which it constructs of a myriagon (a polygon with ten thousand sides). However, he does understand what a chiliagon is, just as much as he understands what a triangle is, and he is able to distinguish it from a myriagon. So while we are familiar with triangles, squares, diamonds, hexagons and octagons, we aren't familiar with a chiliagon, but we can intellect it. Which proves that when one can't imagine a chiliagon, one can intellect it. So a chiliagon is used as a symbol for the difference between pure intellection and imagination. 1000 sides is the maximum segment value for a single polygon in SU (with the polygon tool that is), but after realizing the arc tool, shapes above 1000s can be made. Made using the polygon tool. #Chiliagon #Chiliagons #Polygon #Polygons #Shape #Shapes
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