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The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

Edited by: Pauliina Remes , Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  July  2014

Print ISBN: 9781844656264
eBook ISBN: 9781315744186
Adobe ISBN: 9781317591368

10.4324/9781315744186
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history of ancient philosophy and thought, and explores its influence on philosophical and religious schools worldwide. Over thirty chapters are divided into seven clear parts:

  • (Re)sources, instruction and interaction
  • Methods and Styles of Exegesis
  • Metaphysics and Metaphysical Perspectives
  • Language, Knowledge, Soul, and Self
  • Nature: Physics, Medicine and Biology
  • Ethics, Political Theory and Aesthetics
  • The legacy of Neoplatonism.

The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is a major reference source for all students and scholars in Neoplatonism and ancient philosophy, as well as researchers in the philosophy of science, ethics, aesthetics and religion.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: Neoplatonism today Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Platonist curricula and their influence Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Alexandrian classrooms excavated and sixth-century philosophy teaching Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Middle Platonism and its relation to Stoicism and the Peripatetic tradition Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Plotinus and the Gnostics: opposed heirs of Plato Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Plotinus and the Orient: aoristos dyas  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Aristotelian commentary tradition Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The non-commentary tradition Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Plotinus’ style and argument Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Proclus’ geometrical method Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Metaphysics: the origin of becoming and the resolution of ignorance Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The metaphysics of the One Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Number in the metaphysical landscape Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Substance Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Matter and evil in the Neoplatonic tradition Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The gift of Hermes: the Neoplatonists on language and philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Neoplatonic epistemology: knowledge, truth and intellection Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Iamblichus on soul Download PDF
Chapter  19:  From Alexander of Aphrodisias to Plotinus Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Metaphysics of soul and self in Plotinus Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Perceptual awareness in the ancient commentators Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Physics and metaphysics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Neoplatonism and medicine Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Humans, other animals, plants and the question of the good: the Platonic and Neoplatonic traditions Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Plotinus on metaphysics and morality Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Plotinus on founding freedom in Ennead VI.8[39] Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Freedom, providence and fate Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Action, reasoning and the highest good Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Political theory Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Plotinus’ aesthetics: in defence of the lifelike Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Neoplatonism and Christianity in the West Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Neoplatonism and Christianity in the East: philosophical and theological challenges for bishops Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Islamic and Jewish Neoplatonisms Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index_of_Passages_Cited Download PDF
General_Index Download PDF
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