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Pythagoras Revived : Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity: Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity [NOOK Book]

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The Pythagorean idea that number is the key to understanding reality inspired Neoplatonist philosophers in the fourth and fifth centuries to develop theories in physics and metaphysics based on mathematical models. The theories produced by this revived interest in Pythagoreanism were to become influential in medieval and early modern philosophy, and this book makes use of some newly-discovered evidence to examine for the first time the development of those theories. - ;The revival of Pythagoreanism in the ...
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Pythagoras Revived : Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity: Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity

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Overview

The Pythagorean idea that number is the key to understanding reality inspired Neoplatonist philosophers in the fourth and fifth centuries to develop theories in physics and metaphysics based on mathematical models. The theories produced by this revived interest in Pythagoreanism were to become influential in medieval and early modern philosophy, and this book makes use of some newly-discovered evidence to examine for the first time the development of those theories. - ;The revival of Pythagoreanism in the Napoelonic school; Varieties of Pythagoreanism in the second and third centuries AD; Iamblichus' work on Pythagoreanism: Title, plan, the first four books; On Pythagoreanism Books V-VII: The excerpts in Michael Psellus; Iamblichus' work on Pythagoreanism: General conclusions; Iamblichean Pythagoreanism in the Athenian School; Hierocles; Syrianus; Proclus: Some peliminary issues; Proclus on mathematics; Mathematics and physics in Proclus;
Mathematics and metaphysics in Proclus; Appendices I: The excerpts from Iamblichus' On Pythagoreanism V-VII in Psellus: Text, translation, and notes; II: The Arabic Commentaries on the Golden Verses attributed to Iamblichus and Proclus. -
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  • ISBN-13: 9780191519802
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/20/1989
  • Series: Clarendon Paperbacks Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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