Download e-book for kindle: All From One: A Guide to Proclus by Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

By Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was once one of many final professional 'successors' of Plato on the head of the Academy in Athens on the finish of Antiquity, earlier than the college was once ultimately closed down in 529. As a prolific writer of systematic works on a variety of subject matters and essentially the most influential commentators on Plato of all occasions, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural background of the west can hardly ever be overestimated.

This ebook introduces the reader to Proclus' existence and works, his position within the Platonic culture of Antiquity and the impression his paintings exerted in later a long time. numerous chapters are dedicated to Proclus' metaphysical procedure, together with his doctrines concerning the first precept of all fact, the single, and concerning the kinds and the soul. The vast diversity of Proclus' idea is additional illustrated by means of highlighting his contribution to philosophy of nature, medical idea, concept of information and
philosophy of language. ultimately, additionally his most unusual doctrines on evil and windfall, his Neoplatonic advantage ethics, his complicated perspectives on theology and non secular perform, and his metaphysical aesthetics obtain separate treatments.

This booklet is the 1st to assemble the best students within the box and to provide a state-of-the-art of Proclean reports at the present time. In doing so, it offers the main accomplished advent to Proclus' inspiration presently available.

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