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Iamblichus and the Foundations of Late Platonism PDF
Author: Eugene Afonasin
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date: 2012-05-25
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Category : Philosophy
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Book by Eugene Afonasin, Iamblichus And The Foundations Of Late Platonism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Iamblichus And The Foundations Of Late Platonism books, Drawing on recent scholarship and delving systematically into Iamblichean texts, these ten papers establish Iamblichus as the great innovator of Neoplatonic philosophy who broadened its appeal for future generations of philosophers.




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Author: Kegan A. Chandler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2019-12-18
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Category : Religion
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Book by Kegan A. Chandler, Constantine And The Divine Mind Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Constantine And The Divine Mind books, Constantine's conversion to Christianity marks one of the most significant turning points in the epic of Western civilization. It is also one of history's most controversial and hotly-debated episodes. Why did Constantine join a persecuted sect? When did he convert? And what kind of Christian did he ultimately become? Such questions have perennially challenged historians, but modern scholarship has opened a new door towards understanding the fourth century's most famous and mysterious convert. In Constantine and the Divine Mind, Chandler offers a new portrait of Constantine as a deeply religious man on a quest to restore what he believed was once the original religion of mankind: monotheism. By tracing this theological quest and important historical trends in Roman paganism, Chandler illuminates the process by which Constantine embraced Christianity, and how the reasons for that embrace continued to manifest in his religious policies. In this we discover not only Constantine's personal religious journey, but the reason why Christianity was first developed into a world power.




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Author: Ursula Coope
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2020-04-16
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Category : Philosophy
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Book by Ursula Coope, Freedom And Responsibility In Neoplatonist Thought Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Freedom And Responsibility In Neoplatonist Thought books, The Neoplatonists have a perfectionist view of freedom: an entity is free to the extent that it succeeds in making itself good. Free entities are wholly in control of themselves--they are self-determining, self-constituting, and self-knowing. Neoplatonist philosophers argue that such freedom is only possible for non-bodily things. The human soul is free insofar as it rises above bodily things and engages in intellection, but when it turns its desires to bodily things, it is drawn under the sway of fate and becomes enslaved. Ursula Coope discusses this notion of freedom and its relation to questions about responsibility. She explains the important role of notions of self-reflexivity in Neoplatonist accounts of both freedom and responsibility. In Part I, Coope sets out the puzzles Neoplatonist philosophers face about freedom and responsibility and explains how these puzzles arise from earlier discussions. Part II explores the metaphysical underpinnings of the Neoplatonist notion of freedom (concentrating especially on the views of Plotinus and Proclus). In what sense, if any, is the ultimate first principle of everything (the One) free? If everything else is under this ultimate first principle, how can anything other than the One be free? What is the connection between freedom and nonbodiliness? Finally, Coope considers in Part III questions about responsibility, arising from this perfectionist view of freedom. Why are human beings responsible for their behaviour, in a way that other animals are not? If we are enslaved when we act viciously, how can we be to blame for our vicious actions and choices?




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Author: Philip Sidney Horky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2013-09-19
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Category : History
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Book by Philip Sidney Horky, Plato And Pythagoreanism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Plato And Pythagoreanism books, In this book, Phillip Sidney Horky argues that a specific type of Pythagorean philosophy, called "mathematical" Pythagoreanism, exercised a decisive influence on fundamental aspects of Plato's philosophy. The progenitor of mathematical Pythagoreanism was the infamous Pythagorean heretic and political revolutionary Hippasus of Metapontum, a student of Pythagoras who is credited with experiments in harmonics that led to innovations in mathematics. The innovations of Hippasus and other mathematical Pythagoreans, presented philosophers like Plato with new approaches to science that sought to reconcile empirical knowledge with abstract mathematical theories. This book shows how mathematical Pythagoreanism established many of the fundamental philosophical questions Plato dealt with in his central dialogues. In the process, it also illuminates the historical significance of the mathematical Pythagoreans.




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Author: David T. Runia
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
Release Date: 2013-10-02
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Category : Religion
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Book by David T. Runia, Studia Philonica Annual Xxv 2013 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Studia Philonica Annual Xxv 2013 books, The Studia Philonica Annual is a scholarly journal devoted to the study of Hellenistic Judaism, particularly the writings and thought of the Hellenistic-Jewish writer Philo of Alexandria (circa 15 B.C.E. to circa 50 C.E.).




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Author: Adam Storey Farrar
Publisher: New York : D. Appleton
Release Date: 1864
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Category : Free thought
Languages : en
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Author: Sir William Smith
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Release Date: 1859
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Category : Biography
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Author: Algis Uždavinys
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
Release Date: 2010
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Category : Philosophy
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Book by Algis Uždavinys, Philosophy And Theurgy In Late Antiquity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Philosophy And Theurgy In Late Antiquity books, The ancient philosophy, in its original Orphico-Pythagorean and Platonic form, is not simply a way of life in accordance with the divine or human intellect (nous), but also the way of alchemical transformation and mystical illumination achieved through initiatic 'death' and subsequent restoration at the level of divine light. To use another mythical image, philosophy restores the soul's wings and leads the purified lover of wisdom to Heaven. As a means of spiritual reintegration and unification, ancient philosophy is inseparable from the hieratic rites. Therefore those scholars who themselves follow the anagogic path of Platonic tradition are more or less firmly convinced that their philosophy ultimately derives from the Egyptian and Mesopotamian temple liturgies and rituals, reinterpreted and revived by the Neoplatonists under the name of 'theurgy' in late antiquity. The theurgic 'animation' of statues appears to be among the main keys for understanding how various royal and priestly practices, related to the daily ritual service and encounter with the divine presence in the temples, developed into the Neoplatonic mysticism of late antiquity. The traditional theory of symbolism still stands on the Neoplatonic foundation established by Iamblichus, Proclus, and Damascius. "This book clearly establishes three things: that traditional myth (as the Neoplatonists maintained) is the symbolic expression of metaphysics, as metaphysics is the exegesis of myth; that Greek philosophy was not an isolated 'miracle' but a reinterpretation of perennial themes common to the ancient Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Indian, and especially Egyptian religions; and that Platonic philosophical discourse was but one-half of a whole which included an invocatory/contemplative practice known as 'theurgy'. It was not merely the ancestor of western speculative philosophy, but an askesis, a yoga-a way of realization (though no longer a living tradition) worthy to be included among the great spiritual methods of all places and times." Charles Uupton, author of Knowings "In this most stimulating and wide-ranging work, Algis Uzdavinys, drawing on the resources of his enormous learning, leads Neoplatonic theurgy back to its roots in Ancient Egypt, thereby setting Platonic philosophy in a new and wider context. Students of Neoplatonism will find themselves much indebted to him for this, and all readers will find their outlook on life significantly changed.- Prof. John M. Dillon, Trinity College, Dublin, author of Middle Platonists




[PDF] The Foundations Of Mysticism Download

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Author: Bernard McGinn
Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Release Date: 1991
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 516
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Author: Dr Crystal Addey
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2014-10-28
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book by Dr Crystal Addey, Divination And Theurgy In Neoplatonism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Divination And Theurgy In Neoplatonism books, This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of divination in third and fourth century CE Neoplatonism. Examining some of the most significant debates between pagan philosophers and Christian intellectuals on the nature of oracles as a central yet contested element of religious tradition, Addey focuses particularly on Porphyry's Philosophy from Oracles and Iamblichus' De Mysteriis.




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