Proclus on Nature :

Martijn, Marjie.

Proclus on Nature : Philosophy of Nature and Its Methods in Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Timaeus. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (372 pages) - Philosophia Antiqua Ser. ; v.121 . - Philosophia Antiqua Ser. .

Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One. Introduction -- 1. Preliminaries -- 2. Philosophy of nature as theology -- 3. Προψηλαφήματα - the prooemium of the Timaeus -- Chapter Two. Platonic φύσιςΣ according to Proclus -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The essence of nature -- 3. Nature, soul, and the natural -- 4. The ontological level of Nature -- 5. Nature's working -- 6. Conclusion -- Chapter Three. The prooemium: the geometrical method of physiologia -- 1. Introduction - φυσιολογία, θεολογία and the geometrical method of the Timaeus -- 2. The constituents of the geometrical method in the prooemium -- 3. After the starting points-Proclus takes stock -- 4. In conclusion -- Chapter Four. After the prooemium: mathematics, the senses, and life -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Book III: Intermediate Philosophy of Nature and mathematics -- 3. Books IV and V: Lower Philosophy of Nature, the Senses, and Life -- 4. General conclusion -- 5. Appendix:The Elements of Physics -- Chapter Five. Discourse and Reality:εἰϰὼς λόγος -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The εἰϰὼς λόγος today-a selection -- 3. Proclus on the εἰϰὼς λόγος: preliminaries -- 4. The nature of the εἰϰώς λόγος: resemblance -- 5. Unlikeness -- 6. A true and likely story -- 7. The practice of discourse: assimilation -- 8. In conclusion: φυσιολογία as scientificmimesis -- Chapter Six. Conclusion -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Chapter II: Nature -- 3. Chapter III: Theological philosophy of nature -- 4. Chapter IV: Mathematical, empirical, biological philosophy of nature -- 5. Chapter V: The likely story -- Bibliography -- Index rerum -- Index locorum.

This study presents a revision of Proclus' natural philosophy, starting from the Commentary on Plato's Timaeus. It provides new insight into Proclus' metaphysics of nature, his surprisingly peripatetic philosophy of science, the role of mathematics, and the nature of discourse.

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Proclus, -- ca. 410-485. -- On the Timaeus.;Plato. -- Timaeus.;Philosophy of nature -- History.


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