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

Greek Roman Philosophy

By Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was once one of many final reliable '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 a variety of subject matters and essentially the most influential commentators on Plato of all instances, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural heritage of the west can hardly ever be overestimated.

This publication introduces the reader to Proclus' existence and works, his position within the Platonic culture of Antiquity and the impact his paintings exerted in later a long time. a variety of chapters are dedicated to Proclus' metaphysical process, together with his doctrines concerning the first precept of all fact, the only, and in regards to the types and the soul. The huge variety of Proclus' suggestion is extra illustrated via highlighting his contribution to philosophy of nature, medical thought, idea of information and
philosophy of language. ultimately, additionally his most unique doctrines on evil and windfall, his Neoplatonic advantage ethics, his advanced perspectives on theology and spiritual perform, and his metaphysical aesthetics obtain separate treatments.

This e-book is the 1st to collect the prime students within the box and to give a state-of-the-art of Proclean reviews this day. In doing so, it offers the main complete advent to Proclus' proposal presently available.

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