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Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism and the harmonization of Aristotle and Plato

Ilsetraut Hadot author. Michael Chase translator.

2015

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  • Title:
    Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism and the harmonization of Aristotle and Plato
  • Author: Ilsetraut Hadot author.
  • Michael Chase translator.
  • Description: Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Religious Orientation of the Alexandrian Neoplatonists from Theon of Alexandria to the Contemporaries of Ammonius, Son of Hermias; 2. The Opinions of K. Verrycken, R. Sorabji, and L. Cardullo on the Subject of the Doctrinal Position of Ammonius, Son of Hermias, and on the Harmonizing Tendency; 3. The Meaning of the Term 'Harmonization' and Its Historical Background; 4. Some Characteristic and Permanent Features of the Tendency toward Harmonization of the Philosophies of Plato and Aristotle in Middle- and Neoplatonism
    The Harmonizing Tendency from Porphyry to Simplicius1. Porphyry (circa 234-305/310); 2. Iamblichus (3rd/4th Century); 3. Themistius (circa 317-388); 3.1. The Speeches; 3.2. The Paraphrases; 4. Plutarch of Athens (Died 431/32) and His Student Hierocles of Alexandria (End of the 4th and 1st Half of the 5th Century); 5. Syrianus (1st Half of the 5th Century); 6. Macrobius (Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius, circa 400); 7. Hermias of Alexandria (Student of Syrianus around 430); 8. Proclus (412-485)
    9. The Harmonizing Tendency in the Introductions to the Commentaries on Aristotle's Categories of Ammonius and His School (Philoponus, Olympiodorus, David [Elias]) and in Simplicius9.1. Aristotle as Plato's Successor; 9.2. The Division of Aristotle's Works in a Neoplatonic Spirit; 9.3. The Neoplatonic One is the End (τελ́ος) of Both Plato's and Aristotle's Philosophy; 9.4. A Neoplatonic Exegetical Principle: Aristotle's Deliberate Obscurity (ασ̓αφ́εια) in His Properly Philosophical Works
    9.5. The Duty of the Exegete: To Bring to Light the Deep Agreement between the Philosophies of Aristotle and Plato9.6. Aristotle as a Philosopher Inferior to Plato; 10. Did the Tendency of Ammonius' School to Harmonize the Philosophies of Aristotle and Plato Bear a Greater Resemblance to the Intense Tendency of Iamblichus, or to the Limited One of Syrianus-Proclus?; 11. The Compositional Procedure of the Neoplatonic Commentaries; 12. The Harmonizing Tendency in Damascius and His Students Simplicius and Priscianus of Lydia; Epilogue; Bibliographical Index
    Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism and the Harmonization of Aristotle and Plato by Ilsetraut Hadot deals with the Neoplatonist tendency to harmonize the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle.
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands : Koninklijke Brill
  • Format: 1 online resource (198 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 90-04-28159-2
  • Subjects: Plato; Aristotle; Philosophy, Ancient; Neoplatonism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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