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Author Kutash, Emilie.

Title Ten gifts of the demiurge : Proclus' commentary on Plato's Timaeus / Emilie Kutash.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (320 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: The Ten Gifts of the Demiurge; 2. The Prevailing Circumstances: Theological Rhetoric and the Athenian School; 3. Contrariety and Perceptibility: Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and of War; 4. Bonded Genesis and Foundational Mathematics; 5. The Third Gift: 'He Makes it a Whole'; 6. 'He Makes it a Sphere': The Anatomy of the Autozôion; 7. The World Soul: Animating the Universe from the Centre; 8. Proclus' Golden Ratio: As Time is to Soul, so Intellect is Eternity.
9. 'The Sanctuaries of the Gods': The Ontological Status of the Lesser Pantheon10. All Too Mortal: The Proclean Soul and its Inability to Assimilate; 11. Man as a Microcosm: Providence, Fate and the Soul's Descent; 12. Beyond Plato: Nature, 'Woven by the Intellective Light of Athena'; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X.
Summary Proclus' commentary on Plato's ""Timaeus"" is perhaps the most important surviving Neoplatonic commentary. In it Proclus contemplates nature's mysterious origins and at the same time employs the deductive rigour required to address perennial philosophical questions. Nature, for him, is both divine and mathematically transparent. He renders theories of Time, Eternity, Providence, Evil, Soul and Intellect and constructs an elaborate ontology that includes mathematics and astronomy. He gives ample play to pagan theology too, frequently lapsing into the arcane language of the ""Chaldaean Oracles""
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Subject Plato. Timaeus -- Early works to 1800.
Proclus, approximately 410-485. On the Timaeus. English.
On the Timaeus (Proclus)
Timaeus (Plato)
Philosophy of nature -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Early works.
Other Form: Print version: Kutash, Emilie. Ten Gifts of the Demiurge : Proclus on Plato's Timaeus. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013 9780715638545
ISBN 9781472519818 (electronic bk.)
1472519817 (electronic bk.)