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Baltzly, Dirk, The human life, All from one: a guide to Proclus, Oxford University Press, P D'Hoine and M Martijn (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 258-275. ISBN 9780199640331 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Proclus' philosophy-like much of Neoplatonism-is widely thought to be focused almost exclusively on metaphysics. His best-known works seem to be principally concerned with mapping the metaphysical (i.e. theological) geography of the orders of gods. The right moral to draw, however, is not that Proclus was not interested in ethics or made no contnbution to the field. It is rather that we, from our modern standpoint, don't see the ethical purpose of metaphysics.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Proclus, Neoplatonism, metaphysics
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
UTAS Author:Baltzly, Dirk (Professor Dirk Baltzly)
ID Code:92946
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2014-07-02
Last Modified:2018-04-27

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