All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Hardcover | December 31, 2016

EditorPieter dHoine, Marije Martijn

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Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was one of the last official "successors" of Plato at the head of the Academy in Athens at the end of Antiquity, before the school was finally closed down in 529. As a prolific author of systematic works on a wide range of topics and one of the most influentialcommentators on Plato of all times, the legacy of Proclus in the cultural history of the west can hardly be overestimated. This book introduces the reader to Proclus' life and works, his place in the Platonic tradition of Antiquity and the influence his work exerted in later ages. Various chapters are devoted to Proclus' metaphysical system, including his doctrines about the first principle of all reality, the One, andabout the Forms and the soul. The broad range of Proclus' thought is further illustrated by highlighting his contribution to philosophy of nature, scientific theory, theory of knowledge and philosophy of language. Finally, also his most original doctrines on evil and providence, his Neoplatonicvirtue ethics, his complex views on theology and religious practice, and his metaphysical aesthetics receive separate treatments. This book is the first to bring together the leading scholars in the field and to present a state of the art of Proclean studies today. In doing so, it provides the most comprehensive introduction to Proclus' thought currently available.

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Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was one of the last official "successors" of Plato at the head of the Academy in Athens at the end of Antiquity, before the school was finally closed down in 529. As a prolific author of systematic works on a wide range of topics and one of the most influentialcommentators on Plato of all times, the legacy of Pro...

Pieter d'Hoine is Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Intellectual History at the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven). He has co-edited, under the direction of Carlos Steel, Proclus' Commentary on the Parmenides for the Oxford Classical Texts and publish...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 31, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199640335

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Table of Contents

1. Christian Wildberg: Proclus of Athens: A Life2. Harold Tarrant: Proclus' Place in the Platonic Tradition3. Marije Martijn and Lloyd P. Gerson: Proclus' System4. Gerd Van Riel: The One, the Henads, and the Principles5. Pieter d'Hoine: Platonic Forms and the Triad of Being, Life, and Intellect6. John Finamore and Emilie Kutash: Proclus on the psyche: World Soul and Individual Soul7. Jan Opsomer: The Natural World8. Dominic O'Meara: Mathematics and the Sciences9. Christoph Helmig: Proclus on Epistemology, Language, and Logic10. Luc Brisson: Proclus on Gods and Demons11. Robbert M. van den Berg: Theurgy in the Context of Proclus' Philosophy12. Carlos Steel: Providence and Evil13. Dirk Baltzly: The Human Life14. Anne Sheppard: Literary Theory and Aesthetics15. Peter Adamson and Filip Karfik: Proclus' LegacyAppendix I: Proclus' Metaphysical and Theological SystemAppendix II: Proclus' Works