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 reputable 'successors' of Plato on the head of the Academy in Athens on the finish of Antiquity, ahead of the college used to be ultimately closed down in 529. As a prolific writer of systematic works on quite a lot of subject matters and the most influential commentators on Plato of all instances, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural background of the west can infrequently be overestimated.

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

This publication is the 1st to assemble the best students within the box and to offer a state-of-the-art of Proclean reviews this day. In doing so, it presents the main entire advent to Proclus' suggestion at the moment available.

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