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Neoplatonism

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ISBN-10: 0520258606

ISBN-13: 9780520258600

Edition: 2008

Authors: Pauliina Remes

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Although Neoplatonism has long been studied, until recently many had dismissed this complex system of ideas as more mystical than philosophical. Recent research, however, has provided a new perspective on this highly influential school of thought, which flourished in the pagan world of Greece and Rome up through late antiquity. Pauliina Remes's lucid, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction reassesses Neoplatonism's philosophical credentials, from its founding by Plotinus (204-70, C.E.) through the closure of Plato's Academy in 529. Using an accessible, thematic approach, she explores the ideas of leading Neoplatonists such as Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus, Simplicius, and Damascius, as well as less well-known thinkers. She situates their ideas alongside classical Platonism, Stoicism, and the neo-Pythagoreans as well as other intellectual movements of the time, including Gnosticism, Judaism, and Christianity. She also considers Neoplatonism's enduring legacy in the history of philosophical thought, providing a gateway to Neoplatonism for contemporary readers. Copub: Acumen Publishing Limited
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English