All From One: A Guide to Proclus by Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

By Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) used to be one of many final authentic 'successors' of Plato on the head of the Academy in Athens on the finish of Antiquity, ahead of the varsity was once ultimately closed down in 529. As a prolific writer of systematic works on quite a lot of subject matters and some of the most influential commentators on Plato of all occasions, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural heritage of the west can not often be overestimated.

This e-book introduces the reader to Proclus' lifestyles and works, his position within the Platonic culture of Antiquity and the impact 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 truth, the only, and concerning the varieties and the soul. The vast variety of Proclus' suggestion is additional illustrated by means of highlighting his contribution to philosophy of nature, clinical conception, thought of data and
philosophy of language. ultimately, additionally his most unique doctrines on evil and windfall, his Neoplatonic advantage ethics, his advanced perspectives on theology and non secular perform, and his metaphysical aesthetics obtain separate treatments.

This publication is the 1st to assemble the best students within the box and to provide a cutting-edge of Proclean reviews this present day. In doing so, it offers the main finished creation to Proclus' notion at present available.

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