Proclus on Nature: Philosophy of Nature and Its Methods in Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Timaeus

Philosophy of Nature and Its Methods in Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Timaeus
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. März 2010
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  • Hardcover
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  • 360 Seiten
978-90-04-18191-5 (ISBN)
This study presents a revision of Proclusa (TM) natural philosophy, starting from the Commentary on Platoa (TM)s "Timaeus." It provides new insight into Proclus' metaphysics of nature, his surprisingly peripatetic philosophy of science, the role of mathematics, and the nature of discourse.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 168 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 748 gr
978-90-04-18191-5 (9789004181915)
9004181911 (9004181911)
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Marije Martijn, Ph.D. (2008) in Philosophy, Leiden University, is lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam. She has published on different aspects of Proclus' work and is currently working on the metaphysical foundations of his scientific aesthetics.
I INTRODUCTION I.2 Philosophy of nature as theology I.3 PIrhoomicronpsietalambdaalphaphietamualphataualpha - the prooemium of the Timaeus II PLATONIC PHIUPSILONSIGMAIOTASIGMA ACCORDING TO PROCLUS II.1 Introduction II.2 The essence of nature II.3 Nature, soul, and the natural II.4 The ontological level of Nature II.5 Nature's working II.6 Conclusion III THE PROOEMIUM: THE GEOMETRICAL METHOD OF PHYSIOLOGIA III.1 Introduction - phiupsilonsigmaiotaomicronlambdaomicrongammaiotaalpha, thetaepsilonomicronlambdaomicrongammaiotaalpha, and the geometrical method of the Timaeus III.2 The constituents of the geometrical method in the prooemium III.3 After the starting points - Proclus takes stock IV AFTER THE PROOEMIUM: MATHEMATICS, THE SENSES, AND LIFE IV.1 Introduction IV.2 Book III: Intermediate Philosophy of Nature and mathematics IV.3 Books IV and V: Lower Philosophy of Nature, the Senses, and Life IV.4 General conclusion IV.5 Appendix: The Elements of Physics V DISCOURSE AND REALITY: THE EPSILONIOTAKAPPAOMEGASIGMA LAMBDAOMICRONGAMMAOMICRONSIGMA V.1 Introduction V.2 The epsiloniotakappaomegasigmaf lambdaomicrongammaomicronsigmaf today - a selection V.3 Proclus on the epsiloniotakappaomegasigmaf lambdaomicrongammaomicronsigmaf: preliminaries V.4 The nature of the epsiloniotakappaomegasigmaf lambdaomicrongammaomicronsigmaf: resemblance V.5 Unlikeness V.6 A true and likely story V.7 The practice of discourse: assimilation V.8 In conclusion: phiupsilonsigmaiotaomicronlambdaomicrongammaiotaalpha as scientific mimesis VI CONCLUSION VI.1 Introduction VI.2 Chapter II: Nature VI.3 Chapter III: Theological philosophy of nature VI.4 Chapter IV: Mathematical, empirical, biological philosophy of nature VI.5 Chapter V: The likely story
"[...] scholars of late antique philosophy will be very grateful for the synthesis that Marije Martijn presents in this splendid new book on the subject. Philosophers who concentrate on Plato's Timaeus itself, rather than its later reception, can also benefit from this book. [...] This is not an introductory book. It is, however, rich in erudition, philosophically rigorous, and highly original. In my view, Martijn's first book announces her as a name to watch in the rapidly expanding field of late antique philosophy." Dirk Baltzly in BMCR, 20.4.2011

"[...] cette these est d'une extraordinaire richesse, d'une maitrise incomparable, a la fois des concepts, et des auteurs, d'une erudition, sans commune mesure, dans leur maniement, leur evocation de l'essence de la Nature, au chapitre II, qu'au chapitre III, a propos de la methode geometrique, la ou elle part des definitions, des demonstrations, ou des axiomes, dans cette approche epistemologique tres pointue, et au chapitre IV sur les mathematiques, les sens et la vue. Ce qui fait de l'ouvrage un instrument incomparable pour tous ceux qui voudraient entreprendre une recherche, a quelque niveau que soit sur le Commentaire sur le Timee de Proclus. Jean-Michel Charrue in Revue philosophique de Louvain 1/2012

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