By Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was once one of many final respectable 'successors' of Plato on the head of the Academy in Athens on the finish of Antiquity, ahead of the varsity was once eventually closed down in 529. As a prolific writer of systematic works on a variety of themes and essentially the most influential commentators on Plato of all instances, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural historical past of the west can rarely be overestimated.

This publication introduces the reader to Proclus' existence and works, his position within the Platonic culture of Antiquity and the impression his paintings exerted in later a long time. a number of chapters are dedicated to Proclus' metaphysical approach, together with his doctrines concerning the first precept of all truth, the single, and concerning the varieties and the soul. The large diversity of Proclus' proposal is additional illustrated by means of highlighting his contribution to philosophy of nature, clinical conception, conception of information and
philosophy of language. eventually, additionally his most unusual 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 ebook is the 1st to collect the top students within the box and to offer a state-of-the-art of Proclean stories this day. In doing so, it presents the main complete creation to Proclus' idea at present available.

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