Theoria, Praxis, and the Contemplative Life After Plato and Aristotle (Philosophia Antiqua)

Theoria, Praxis, and the Contemplative Life After Plato and Aristotle (Philosophia Antiqua)


reviews of the proposal of "theoria" and of the contemplative lifestyles have usually been limited to Plato and Aristotle. This quantity exhibits that aspirations to contemplation and the lifetime of the mind survived lengthy after the classical interval, becoming themes of heated debates, strong arguments and unique functions during the Hellenistic, imperial, and past due vintage classes. The creation makes an attempt to reconstruct all of the difficulties relating the contemplative existence in Antiquity, and the twelve papers, written by means of exclusive students, provide an intensive research of the appropriation, feedback and transformation of Plato s and Aristotle s positions at the contemplative existence, together with its epistemological and metaphysical starting place. the amount levels from Theophrastus to the top of Antiquity, together with Jewish and Christian authors, with a spotlight on Platonism from Cicero to Damascius."

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