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Hierarchy and the definition of order in the letters of Pseudo-Dionysius : a study in the form and meaning of the Pseudo-Dionysian writings

Author: Ronald F Hathaway
Publisher: The Hague : Martinus Nijhoff, 1969.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Would the death of pagan ideology, in the form of pagan worship and the Homeric and Orphic traditions, bring about the death of all genuine philosophy as well?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.; Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald F Hathaway
ISBN: 9789401191838 9401191832
OCLC Number: 851378676
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 180 pages)
Contents: One.- I. The Historical Significance of the Letters.- A. General Remarks.- B. The Consistency of the Letters within the Corpus.- C. The Authority of the Letters.- 1. Traditional Apostolicity.- 2. Authorship.- 3. Proclus and the Dating of the "Corpus".- 4. The Author of the "Letters" as a Philosopher.- D. Summary.- II. The Metaphysics of Hierarchy.- A. Hierarchic Order Based on Law.- B. Hierarchic Order Based on Logos.- C. Hierarchic Order based on Eros.- III. The Hierarchic Design of the Letters.- A. Overall Unity and Minor Inconsistencies.- B. Fixed Hierarchic Ranks and the Problematic Eighth Letter.- C. The two Subject Titles.- D. The Settings and the Hierarchic Order of the Letters.- E. The Significance of the Hierarchic Order of the Letters.- IV. The Models of Order in the Eighth and Ninth Letters.- A. The Eighth Letter.- 1. Peculiarities of Terminology.- 2. Philosophical Sources.- 3. The Practical Model of Order.- B. The Ninth Letter.- 1. The Platonic Critique of "Theologia".- 2. The Theoretical Model of Order.- Two The Letters of PS.-Dionysius.- The Letters of Pseudo-Dionysius.
Responsibility: by Ronald F. Hathaway, University of California at Santa Barbara.

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