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Neoplatonism in Late Antiquity

Dmitri Nikulin


This book is a philosophical study of two major thinkers who span the period of late antiquity. While Plotinus stands at the beginning of its philosophical tradition, setting the themes for debate and establishing strategies of argument and interpretation, Proclus falls closer to its end, developing a grand synthesis of late ancient thought. The book discusses many central topics of philosophy and science in Plotinus and Proclus, such as the one and the many; number and being; the individuation and constitution of the soul, imagination, and cognition; the constitution of number and geometrical ... More

Keywords: Neoplatonism, Plotinus, Proclus, ontology, geometry, intellect, eternity, imagination, memory, matter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190662363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dmitri Nikulin, author
Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York