Pythagoras Revived: Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byDominic J. OMeara

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The Pythagorean idea that number is the key to understanding reality inspired Neoplatonist philosophers in the fourth and fifth centuries to develop theories in physics and metaphysics based on mathematical models. The theories produced by this revived interest in Pythagoreanism were to becomeinfluential in medieval and early modern philosophy, and this book makes use of some newly-discovered evidence to examine for the first time the development of those theories.

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The Pythagorean idea that number is the key to understanding reality inspired Neoplatonist philosophers in the fourth and fifth centuries to develop theories in physics and metaphysics based on mathematical models. The theories produced by this revived interest in Pythagoreanism were to becomeinfluential in medieval and early modern ph...

Dominic J. O'Meara is at University of Fribourg.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198239130

ISBN - 13:9780198239130

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`exemplary study ... O'Meara's treatment of Proclus ... is commendable in its balance, clarity, and judiciousness, as is the whole book. The book is also admirably produced'Ancient Philosophy