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Order from disorder : Proclus' doctrine of evil and its roots in ancient platonism

Author: John Phillips
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: Ancient Mediterranean and medieval texts and contexts.; Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic tradition, v. 5.
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"This study places the doctrine of evil of the Neoplatonist Proclus in its proper context, the exegetical tradition as it developed within the various schools of ancient Platonism, from Middle Platonism to early Neoplatonism." "With regard to the evil of the body, there are chapters on the various interpretations of Plato's notion of a pre-cosmic disorderly motion as the source of corporeal evil and on the role of  Read more...
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Phillips, John.
Order from disorder.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(OCoLC)655724177
Named Person: Proclus; Plato; Proclus; Plato.; Proclus; Proclus, Diadochus; Proclus (Diadochus)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Phillips
ISBN: 9004160183 9789004160187
OCLC Number: 159921572
Description: ix, 280 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Ancient Mediterranean and medieval texts and contexts.; Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic tradition, v. 5.
Other Titles: Proclus' doctrine of evil and its roots in ancient platonism
Responsibility: by John Phillips.

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This book examines Proclus' doctrine of evil in light of the tradition of exegesis of Plato's treatment of evil within the schools of ancient Platonism, from Middle Platonism to early Neoplatonism.  Read more...

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