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Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus

Pennsylvania State University Press (2003)

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  1. Enchanted Nature, Dissected Nature: The Case of Galen’s Anatomical Theology.Kimbell Kornu - 2018 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 39 (6):453-471.
    Through the historical portrait of Galen, I argue that even an enchanted nature does not prevent the performance of violence against nature. Galen, the great physician-philosopher of antiquity, is best known for his systematization and innovation of the Hippocratic medical tradition, whose thought was the reigning medical orthodoxy from the medieval period into the Renaissance. His works on anatomy were the standard that Vesalius’ works on anatomy overturned. What is less known about Galen’s study of anatomy, however, is its philosophical (...)
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  • Philebus.Verity Harte - 2012 - In Gerald Press (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Plato. pp. 81-83.
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  • The Roots of Platonism and Vedānta: Comments on Thomas Mcevilley. [REVIEW]John Bussanich - 2005 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 9 (1-3):1-20.
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  • Iamblichus and the Foundations of Late Platonism.Eugene V. Afonasin, John M. Dillon & John Finamore (eds.) - 2012 - Brill.
    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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  • Polytheism and Individuality in the Henadic Manifold.Edward P. Butler - 2005 - Dionysius 23:83-103.
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  • Anagogic Love Between Neoplatonic Philosophers and Their Disciples in Late Antiquity.Donka Markus - 2016 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 10 (1):1-39.
    _ Source: _Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 1 - 39 Through a novel set of texts drawn from Plato, Porphyry, Plotinus, Ps. Julian, Proclus, Hermeias, Synesius and Damascius, I explore how anagogic _erōs_ in master-disciple relationships in Neoplatonism contributed to the attainment of self-knowledge and to the transmission of knowledge, authority and inspired insights within and outside the _diadochia_. I view anagogic _erōs_ as one of the most important channels of non-discursive pedagogy and argue for the mediating power of anagogic (...)
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  • I—Memory From Plato to Damascius.Peter Adamson - 2019 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 93 (1):161-184.
    Taking its cue from a passage in which the late pagan Neoplatonist Damascius criticizes his predecessor Proclus, this paper explores the way that ancient philosophers understood the soul’s access to its own tacit contents through the power of memory. Late ancient discussions of this issue respond to a range of passages in Plato and to Aristotle’s On Memory. After a survey of this material it is shown that for Damascius, but not Proclus, memory requires a distinction between the subject and (...)
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  • Some Aspects of the Theory of Abstraction in Plotinus and Iamblichus.Claudia Maggi - 2015 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 9 (2):159-176.
    _ Source: _Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 159 - 176 The purpose of this paper is the analysis of the Plotinian and Iamblichean reading of the Aristotelian theory of abstraction, and its relationship with the status of mathematical entities, as they were conceived within a Platonic model, according to which mathematical objects are ontological autonomous and separate.
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  • Authentic Selfhood in the Philosophy of Proclus: Rational Soul and its Significance for the Individual.Timothy Riggs - 2015 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 9 (2):177-204.
    _ Source: _Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 177 - 204 This article presents a synoptic account of the faculties of rational soul in the philosophy of Proclus and an interpretation of the unity which this soul constitutes despite the plurality of its faculties and objects of its attentions. It seeks to demonstrate that Proclus, through his conceptual construction of a rational soul grounded in an objective and cosmic framework, accounts for at least some of the subjective aspects of selfhood which (...)
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  • Patrides, Plotinus and the Cambridge Platonists.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2017 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 25 (5):858-877.
    Discussion of the Cambridge Platonists, by Constantinos Patrides and others, is often vitiated by the mistaken contrasts drawn between those philosophers and late antique Platonists such as Plotinus. I draw attention especially to Patrides’s errors, and argue in particular that Plotinus and his immediate followers were as concerned about this world and our immediate duties to our neighbours as the Cambridge Platonists. Even the doctrine of deification is one shared by all Platonists, though it is also here that genuine differences (...)
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  • Plato's Gods and the Way of Ideas.Edward P. Butler - 2011 - Diotima 39:73-87.
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  • Iamblichus' Defence of Theurgy: Some Reflections.John Dillon - 2007 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 1 (1):30-41.
    An issue which plainly exercised the thoughts of many intellectuals in the late antique world was that of man's relation to the gods, and specifically the problems of the mode of interaction between the human and divine planes of existence. Once one accepted, as anyone with any philosophical training did, that God, or the gods, were not subject to passions, and that, as not only Stoics but also Platonists, at least after the time of Plotinus, believed, the world-order was (either (...)
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  • Degrees of Unity in Levels of Motivation: Desperate Witches in Apuleius' Golden Ass and Theurgists in Iamblichus de Mysteries.Isha Gamlath - 2010 - Discusiones Filosóficas 11 (16):195-209.
    Pese a la estricta contextualización de lomágico como demoníaco en el tejido dela narrativa de El asno dorado de Apuleyo,una corriente que se ha descuidado enla academia moderna explora su legadopagano –r et i ene el al cance par a unahi pót esi s fact i bl e en l a forma de unacoalición paradigmática entre su progeniei nevi tabl e, l as bruj as desesperadas aligual que una comunidad distinguida detaumaturgos, los teúrgos, cuya identidaden el discurso intelectual proporciona elejemplo (...)
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  • Mysticism.Jerome Gellman - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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