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By Pieter d'Hoine,Marije Martijn

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) used to be one of many final professional 'successors' of Plato on the head of the Academy in Athens on the finish of Antiquity, earlier than the varsity was once ultimately closed down in 529. As a prolific writer of systematic works on a variety of issues and essentially the most influential commentators on Plato of all instances, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural background of the west can not often be overestimated.

This ebook 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 while. numerous chapters are dedicated to Proclus' metaphysical process, together with his doctrines in regards to the first precept of all truth, the only, and in regards to the types and the soul. The wide diversity of Proclus' proposal is additional illustrated by means of highlighting his contribution to philosophy of nature, clinical concept, concept of information and
philosophy of language. eventually, 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 ebook is the 1st to assemble the best students within the box and to offer a cutting-edge of Proclean experiences this present day. In doing so, it presents the main entire creation to Proclus' notion at present available.

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