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Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, part III – Proclus on the World’s Body

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Baltzly, Dirk, Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus, part III - Proclus on the World's Body, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 428. ISBN 9780521845953 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

Abstract

Proclus' Commentary on Plato's dialogue Timaeus is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. This 2007 edition offered the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant advances in scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators. It provides an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning and significance of Platonic philosophy. The present volume, the third in the edition, offers a substantial introduction and notes designed to help readers unfamiliar with this author. It presents Proclus' version of Plato's account of the elements and the mathematical proportions which bind together the body of the world.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Research Field:History of Philosophy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Baltzly, Dirk (Professor Dirk Baltzly)
ID Code:92942
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2014-07-02
Last Modified:2014-07-02
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