Hyperuranion[1] or topos hyperuranios[2] (Ancient Greek: ὑπερουράνιον τόπον,[3] accusative of ὑπερουράνιος τόπος, "place beyond heaven") is alternately a concept used by Plato to mean a perfect realm of archetypal ideas,[3] or 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Katherine Murphy, Richard Todd, "A Man Very Well Studyed": New Contexts for Thomas Browne", BRILL, 2008, p. 260.
  2. ^ Egidius Schmalzriedt, Platon – Der Schriftsteller und die Wahrheit, R. Piper, 1969, pp. 317, 319, 329.
  3. ^ a b Plato, Phaedrus, 247b–c