RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 214308220 LA English T1 Evermore shall be so : Ficino on Plato's Parmenides A1 Ficino, Marsilio,, Farndell, Arthur,, PB Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers PP London YR 2008 SN 9780856832567 0856832561 AB "Having translated the works of Plato and the major Neo-Platonists from Greek into Latin, Ficino was in a unique position to provide commentaries on Plato's dialogues, explaining the substance of the dialogue in the context of the whole corpus of Platonic thought and Renaissance Florence." "To Ficino, however, philosophy was much more than an intellectual exercise. As a canon of Florence Cathedral, he recognised the spiritual significance of Plato's dialogues, of which Parmenides is perhaps the most profound, dealing as it does with the ultimate reality and how the individual soul may ascend to the presence of the eternal One." "The reader is invited to join the translator in ascending from the plains of everyday living, up through the hills of ever loftier considerations, rising to the majestic peaks of Ideas, transcending being itself, and eventually entering into the presence of the One."--Jacket.