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Title Proclus and his legacy / edited by David D. Butorac and Danielle A. Layne
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, [2017]
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Series Millennium-Studien : zu Kultur und Geschichte des ersten Jahrtausends n. Chr. = Millennium Studies : in the culture and history of the first millennium C.E., 1862-1139 ; Volume 65
Millennium-Studien ; Bd. 65. 1862-1139
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Note on editions, translations and abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part I. Proclus in Context: Background, Relevance and System -- Proclus in the History of Philosophy: Construction and Deconstruction -- Forgetting Procline Theology: the Alexandrian Story -- Platonic Eros, Moral Egoism, and Proclus -- The Platonic Hero -- The Status of Body in Proclus -- Proclus on Time and the Units of Time -- Proclus and Apokatastasis -- Proclus' aporetic epistemology -- The Lycians are coming: The career of Patricius, the Father of Proclus -- Marinus' Abrahamic notions of the Soul and One -- Part II. Ps.-Dionysius, Byzantium and the Christian inheritance of Proclus -- Spiritual Motion and the Incarnation in the Divine Names of Dionysius The Areopagite -- A Crypto-Pagan Reading of the Figure of Hierotheus and the "Dormition" Passage in the Corpus Areopagiticum -- An unknown Elements of Theology? On Proclus as the model for the Hierotheos in the Dionysian Corpus -- The Transfiguration of Proclus' Legacy: Pseudo-Dionysius and the Late Neoplatonic School of Athens -- Pseudo-Dionysius and Proclus on Parmenides 137d: On Parts and Wholes -- The Renaissance of Proclus in the Eleventh Century -- Proclus as a biblical exegete: Bible and its Platonic interpretation in Ioane Petritsi's commentaries -- Dionysius Against Proclus: the Apophatic Critique in Nicholas of Methone's Refutation of the Elements of Theology -- The Presence of Proclus in George Pachymeres' Paraphrase of Ps.-Dionysius' De Divinis Nominibus -- Part III. Proclus in Arabic philosophy and Early Modernity -- On the Absence of the Henads in the Liber de Causis: Some Consequences for Procline Subjectivity -- Ibn al-Ṭayyib's Istithmār on Proclus' Commentary on the Pythagorean Golden Verses -- Al-Šahrastānī on Proclus -- Proclus' Arguments on the Eternity of the World in al-Shahrastānī's Works -- Proclus as a Source for Giovanni Pico della Mirandola's Arguments Concerning Emanatio and Creatio Ex Nihilo -- Aeternall Lawe: Richard Hooker's Neoplatonic Account of Law and Causality -- Proclus Revenant: The (Re- )Integration of Proclus into the Creationism-Eternalism Debate in Joseph Solomon Delmedigo's (1591-1655) Novelot Ḥokhma -- Understanding the Geometric Method: Prolegomena to a Study of Procline Influences in Spinoza as Mediated through Abraham Cohen Herrera -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This volume investigates Proclus' own thought and his wide-ranging influence within late Neoplatonic, Alexandrine and Byzantinian philosophy and theology. It further explores how Procline metaphysics and doctrines of causality influence and transition into Arabic and Islamic thought, up until Richard Hooker in England, Spinoza in Holland and Pico in Italy. John Dillon provides a helpful overview of Proclus' thought, Harold Tarrant discusses Proclus' influence within Alexandrian philosophy and Tzvi Langermann presents ground breaking work on the Jewish reception of Proclus, focusing on the work of Joseph Solomon Delmedigo (1591-1655), while Stephen Gersh presents a comprehensive synopsis of Proclus' reception throughout Christendom. The volume also presents works from notable scholars like Helen Lang, Sarah Wear and Crystal Addey and has a considerable strength in its presentation of Pseudo-Dionysius, Proclus' transmission and development in Arabic philosophy and the problem of the eternity of the world. It will be important for anyone interested in the development and transition of ideas from the late ancient world onwards
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-449) and index
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Subject Proclus, approximately 410-485.
Neoplatonism -- Influence.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Form Electronic book
Author Butorac, David D., editor
Layne, Danielle A., editor
ISBN 3110471620 (ebk)
9783110471625