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Steel, Carlos G.

Works: 147 works in 619 publications in 10 languages and 6,876 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Commentaries  Examinations 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: B701.A4, 123
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Publications about Carlos G Steel
Publications by Carlos G Steel
Most widely held works by Carlos G Steel
Maximi Confessoris Quaestiones ad Thalassium by Maximus( Book )
58 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 380 libraries worldwide
On the existence of evils by Proclus( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
"Proclus' On the Existence of Evils is not a commentary, but helps to compensate for the dearth of Neoplatonist ethical commentaries. The central question addressed in the work is: how can there be evil in a providential world? Neoplatonists agree that it cannot be caused by higher and worthier beings. Plotinus had said that evil is matter, which, unlike Aristotle, he collapsed into mere privation or lack, thus reducing its reality. He also protected higher causes from responsibility by saying that evil may result from a combination of goods. Proclus objects: evil is real, and not a privation. Rather, it is a parasite feeding off good. Parasites have no proper cause, and higher beings are thus vindicated as being the causes only of the good off which evil feeds."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Theophrastus on sense-perception by Priscianus( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 296 libraries worldwide
"Simplicius and Priscian were two of the seven Neoplatonists who left Athens when the Christian Emperor Justinian closed the paganschool there in A.D. 529. The commentaries ascribed to them on works on sense-perception, one by Aristotle and one by his successor Theophrastus, are translated here in this single volume. Both commentaries give a highly Neoplatonic reading to their Aristotelian subjects and tell us much about late Neoplatonist psychology. This volume is also designed to enable readers to assess a recent major controversy: it has been argued by Carlos Steel and Fernand Bossier that the commentary ascribed to Simplicius is in fact by Priscian, and their article, hitherto only available in Dutch, is here published in revised form and in English for the first time. This book therefore contains all the evidence necessary for readers to judge this intriguing question for themselves."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On providence by Proclus( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The universe is, as it were, one machine, wherein the celestial spheres are analogous to the interlocking wheels and the particular beings are like the things moved by the wheels' and all events are determined by an inescapable necessity. To speak of free choice or self determination is only an illusion we human beings cherish. Thus writes Theodore the engineer to his old friend Proclus. Proclus' reply is one of the most remarkable discussions on fate, providence and free choice in Late Antiquity. It continues a long debate that had started with the first polemics of the Platonists against the
Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha : Symposium Aristotelicum by Symposium Aristotelicum( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
The 18th 'Symposium Aristotelicum', dedicated to the first Book of Aristotle's 'Metaphysics', was held in Leuven July 7-13, 2008; it was hosted by the international center Aristoteles latinus and the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy. Seminar sessions were held in the premises of the Irish College and at the Royal Academy in Brussels. This is a key text for the reconstruction of the early history of Greek philosophy, and sets the agenda for Aristotle's project of wisdom. Included is a new edition of the Greek text, and an introduction which examines its divergent traditions.--Source inconnue
Aristotle's animals in the Middle Ages and Renaissance ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The changing self : a study on the soul in later Neoplatonism : Iamblichus, Damascius and Priscianus by Carlos G Steel( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Paganism in the Middle Ages : threat and fascination by Carlos G Steel( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 146 libraries worldwide
"In this volume, the persistence, resurgence, threat, fascination, and repression of various forms of pagan culture are studied in an interdisciplinary perspective from late antiquity to the upcoming Renaissance. The contributions deal with the survival of pagan beliefs and practices as well as with the Christianization of pagan rural populations and with the different strategies of oppression of pagan beliefs. They deal with the problems raised by the encounter with pagan cultures outside the Muslim world and examine how philosophers attempted to "save" the great philosophers and poets from ancient culture notwithstanding their paganism. The contributors also study the fascination of classic "pagan" culture among friars in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the imitation of pagan models of virtue and mythology in Renaissance poetry."--Book description,
Proclus et la Théologie platonicienne : actes du Colloque international de Louvain, 13-16 mai 1998, en l'honneur de H.D. Saffrey et L.G. Westerink by Colloque international de Louvain-la-Neuve( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Platonic ideas and concept formation in ancient and medieval thought ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Questions à Thalassios by Maximus( Book )
in French and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Trois études sur la providence by Proclus( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Ten problems concerning providence by Proclus( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The 15,000 pages of the ancient Greek commentators on Aristotle, written mainly between 200 and 600 AD, constitute the largest corpus of extant Greek philosophical writings not translated into English or other European languages. The works in question are not only invaluable as commentaries. They represent the classroom teaching of the Aristotelian and Neoplatonic schools in a crucial period during which pagan and Christian thought were reacting to each other. This series of translations draws attention to their high philosophical interest; but their significance extends far beyond the period in which most of them were written. They incorporate precious fragments of earlier Greek philosophy from the Presocratics onwards, and the subsequent history of Philosophy cannot be understood without them. Aquinas' reading of Aristotle was partly mediated by the commentators, who gradually transmuted Aristotle to make him agree with Plato and ended by turning his God into a Creator and so making him more acceptable to Christianity. In the time of Galileo the commentaries were seen as a repository of ideas alternative to Aristotle's which could be used in the new science of the Renaissance. The projected series, planned in some 100 volumes, fills an important gap in the history of European thought --Book Jacket
Fate, providence and moral responsibility in ancient, medieval and early modern thought : studies in honour of Carlos Steel ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
This book forms a major contribution to the discussion on fate, providence and moral responsibility in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Early Modern times. Through 37 original papers, renowned scholars from many different countries, as well as a number of young and promising researchers, write the history of the philosophical problems of freedom and determinism since its origins in pre-socratic philosophy up to the seventeenth century. The main focus points are classic Antiquity (Plato and Aristotle), the Neoplatonic synthesis of late Antiquity (Plotinus, Proclus, Simplicius), and thirteenth-century scholasticism (Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent). They do not only represent key moments in the intellectual history of the West, but are also the central figures and periods to which Carlos Steel, the dedicatary of this volume, has devoted his philosophical career
Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos in the translation of William of Moerbeke = Claudii Ptolemaei liber iudicialium by Ptolemy( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and Latin and held by 48 libraries worldwide
First modern edition of the William of Moerbeke's Latin translation of Ptolemy's 'Tetrabiblos' or 'Quadripartitum opus'. Ptolemy's treatise (composed after 141 AD) offers a systematic overview of astrological science and had, together with his 'Almagest', an enormous influence up until the 17th century. In the Latin Middle Ages the work was mostly known through translations from the Arabic. William of Moerbeke's translation was made directly from the Greek and it is a major scholarly achievement manifesting not only Moerbeke's genius as a translator, but also as a scientist. The edition is accompanied by extensive Greek-Latin indices, which give evidence of Moerbeke's astonishing enrichment of the Latin vocabulary, which he needed both to translate the technical scientific vocabulary and to cope with the many new terms Ptolemy created. The introduction examines Moerbeke's translation method and situates the Latin translation within the tradition of the Greek text
Commentaire sur le "Parménide" de Platon by Proclus( Book )
in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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