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The Golden Chain.

Author: Algis Uzdavinys.
Publisher: World Wisdom 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic philosophy promotes a new and fresh view of what Hellenic philosophy is and what kind of wisdom it offers us. The book demonstrates, through excerpts from the great Pythagorean and Platonic writers, that to these thinkers "philosophy" is a way of life and a means of spiritual realization--not the dry, rationalistic, mental exercise philosophy has become in the modern world.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Algis Uzdavinys.
ISBN: 1282964216 9781282964211
OCLC Number: 733449021
Description: 1 online resource (360)
Contents: Cover13; --
Series Pages13; --
Title Page13; --
Copyright Page13; --
Table of Contents --
FOREWORD --
INTRODUCTION --
PART I --
TRADITIONAL ACCOUNTS ON THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF PYTHAGORAS --
1. Anonymous --
The Life of Pythagoras --
2. Diogenes Laertius --
The Life of Pythagoras --
3. Porphyry --
The Life of Pythagoras --
4. Iamblichus --
On the Pythagorean Life --
PART II --
TESTIMONIES OF PYTHAGOREAN AND NEOPYTHAGOREAN TRADITION --
1. The Golden Verses of Pythagoras --
2. Pythagorean Sentences --
3. Fragments of Philolaus --
4. Pythagorean Pseudepigrapha --
PART III --
PLATO: PHILOSOPHY AS THE REGROWTH OF WINGS --
Plato8217;s Dialogues and Letters --
PART IV --
NEOPLATONIC HERMENEUTICS AND THE WAY TO GOD --
1. Porphyry --
On the Life of Plotinus --
2. Plotinus --
Enneads --
3. Porphyry --
Letter to Marcella --
4. Iamblichus --
Exhortation to Philosophy --
5. Iamblichus --
On the Mysteries of the Egyptians --
6. Hierocles --
Commentary on the Golden Verses --
7. Hermeias --
Commentary on Plato8217;s Phaedrus --
8. Marinus --
Proclus or About Happiness --
9. Proclus --
Commentary on Plato8217;s Alcibiades I --
10. Proclus --
Theology of Plato --
11. Proclus --
Commentary on the Timaeus of Plato --
12. Proclus --
Commentary on the Chaldean Oracles --
13. Proclus --
Commentary on Plato8217;s Parmenides --
14. Damascius --
Commentary on Plato8217;s Phaedo --
15. Damascius --
On the First Principles --
GLOSSARY --
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR FURTHER READING --
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES --
INDEX.

Abstract:

This anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic philosophy promotes a new and fresh view of what Hellenic philosophy is and what kind of wisdom it offers us. The book demonstrates, through excerpts from the great Pythagorean and Platonic writers, that to these thinkers "philosophy" is a way of life and a means of spiritual realization--not the dry, rationalistic, mental exercise philosophy has become in the modern world. The "Golden Chain" of the title refers to the ancient belief that such "philosophy" transmits a heritage of unitive knowledge through a succession of enlightened teachers and students.

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