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The Resource Reading neoplatonism : non-discursive thinking in the texts of Plotinus, Proclus, and Damascius, Sara Rappe

Reading neoplatonism : non-discursive thinking in the texts of Plotinus, Proclus, and Damascius, Sara Rappe

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Reading neoplatonism : non-discursive thinking in the texts of Plotinus, Proclus, and Damascius
Title
Reading neoplatonism
Title remainder
non-discursive thinking in the texts of Plotinus, Proclus, and Damascius
Statement of responsibility
Sara Rappe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sara Rappe's study analyzes Neoplatonic texts by using contemporary philosophy of language. The book covers the whole tradition of Neoplatonic writing, from Plotinus through Proclus to Damascius. Addressing the strain of mysticism in these works from a fresh perspective, Rappe shows how these texts reflect actual meditational practices, methods of concentrating the mind, and the other mental disciplines that informed the tradition." "As the broadest available survey of Neoplatonic writing, this book will appeal to classicists and philosophers, as well as to students of religious studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahbel-Rappe, Sara
Dewey number
186/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
B517
LC item number
.R36 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neoplatonism
  • Reasoning
  • Methodology
Label
Reading neoplatonism : non-discursive thinking in the texts of Plotinus, Proclus, and Damascius, Sara Rappe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: representing a tradition: exegesis, symbol, and self-reflection -- Plotinus' critique of discursive thinking -- Non-discursive thinking in the Enneads -- Introspection in the dialectic of the Enneads -- The symbolism of the Enneads -- History of an enigma: mathematical symbolism in the neoplatonic tradition -- Transmigration of a myth: orphic texts and Platonic contexts -- Language and theurgy in Proclus' Platonic theology -- Damascius' ineffable discourse -- Conclusion: reading neoplatonism
Control code
40632498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521651585
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
99011395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Reading neoplatonism : non-discursive thinking in the texts of Plotinus, Proclus, and Damascius, Sara Rappe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: representing a tradition: exegesis, symbol, and self-reflection -- Plotinus' critique of discursive thinking -- Non-discursive thinking in the Enneads -- Introspection in the dialectic of the Enneads -- The symbolism of the Enneads -- History of an enigma: mathematical symbolism in the neoplatonic tradition -- Transmigration of a myth: orphic texts and Platonic contexts -- Language and theurgy in Proclus' Platonic theology -- Damascius' ineffable discourse -- Conclusion: reading neoplatonism
Control code
40632498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521651585
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
99011395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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