By Stephen Gersh

Show description

Read Online or Download A Study of Spiritual Motion in the Philosophy of Proclus (Philosophia Antiqua) PDF

Similar interior decorating books

Brill's Companion to Cicero: Oratory and Rhetoric

This quantity is meant as a better half to the examine of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric for either scholars and specialists within the box: for the neophyte, it offers a place to begin; for the veteran Ciceronian pupil, a spot for renewing the discussion approximately matters touching on Ciceronian oratory and rhetoric; for all, a domain of engagement at a variety of degrees with Ciceronian scholarship and bibliography.

Augustine's Confessions: Communicative Purpose and Audience (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, V. 71)

This booklet is set the communicative objective and the viewers of the Confessions. It illuminates the measure to which the communicative goal of the paintings is to transform its readers, i. e. a protreptic goal, and the measure to which the objective viewers can be pointed out as Augustine's power Manichaean readers.

The Language of Demons and Angels: Cornelius Agrippa's Occult Philosophy (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History)

This can be the 1st glossy learn of Agrippa's occult philosophy as a coherent a part of his highbrow paintings. by means of demonstrating his sophistication, it demanding situations conventional interpretations of Agrippa as an highbrow dilettante, and makes use of glossy conception and philosophy to clarify the intricacies of his inspiration.

The Imperial Cult in the Latin West: Studies in the Ruler Cult of the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, Volume III: Provincial Cult. Part 2: The Provincial Priesthood

This quantity analyzes the priesthood of the provincial cult in each province of the Latin west the place facts has survived within the interval from Augustus all the way down to the mid 3rd century.
Particular recognition is paid to the epigraphic list, particularly the Testimony of honorific statues specially at provincial centres, yet dialogue additionally focusses at the foundation and heritage of provincial clergymen, their place of work and tasks, and their careers either earlier than and after protecting provincial office.
Of precise curiosity are the 16 tables that checklist the most evidence preserved through the epigraphic list, additionally a concluding evaluate that summarizes the central gains of the establishment together with the place of work of priestess and the position of administrative officers. a few fifty plates illustrate the textual content.

Additional info for A Study of Spiritual Motion in the Philosophy of Proclus (Philosophia Antiqua)

Example text

L Proclus, unfortunately, gives us no complete description of this process, and so we are forced to reconstruct its main outlines from various hints. However, we have simply been combining various items of information which he provides, and then going on to draw the obvious logical conclusions from them. Indeed, we only have to make a survey of all the uses of the terms 'complete' and 'incomplete' in the descriptions of the process of causation to produce a picture like the one outlined above. I believe that any other conclusion could only result from ignoring the meanings of Proclus' own technical terminology.

P. 36. This passage includes a translation of 6 ~ T~JS Proclus' own statement (in Parm. 752. 20-23): [voiicJ BZ ~ 0 0 0 8 ~&DTL krctaripqs b v ~ x r j + ~ p o & g ~ T E xEuav KG+ d p z~o r x A l a v X C ~ L ~ X E xcil W XECIUV T))v hvtltetv drycpCa~wq x p o s A q $ v a r . I t is important to inquire to what extent Proclus would be prepared to admit that the xotvovla which we find within the hypostasis of Intellect is parallel to those between other spiritual entities. We unfortunately have no statement from Proclus which will allow us to make a definite ruling.

In the same earlier chapter, we noted that all the triads in Proclus' system could be viewed either as unities or else as triplicitie~,~ but it is quite obvious that in the case of the remaining, procession, and reversion in the general propositions about causation, we are dealing with a unity, for these propositions deal with the hypostatization of a single effect, as is made abundantly clear by the wording in each case. That is not to say that this particular triad can never be viewed in the triple form,3 for in the last section of this chapter we shall consider some texts which show the concepts treated in precisely that way.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 37 votes