Item description for Proklos, Methode, Seelenlehre, Metaphysik (Philosophia Antiqua) (German Edition) by Matthias Perkams...
This volume deals with the philosophy of Proclus, the most influential philosopher of the Neoplatonic school of Athens. Its 17 essays present the major themes of Proclus work.
The first part discusses the method of Proclus philosophy, concentrating on his theory of language and his interpretation of Plato. The second part focusses on his theory of the soul, especially of the human soul and its various functions. The third part covers Proclus metaphysics, his theory of ideas and his famous scheme of duration, procession and reversion.
Thus, the volume contributes to the renewed interest in Neoplatonism. For the specialists, it contains some new insights into Proclus thought. For the non-specialist, the volume can be used as introductory text to the main themes of Proclean philosophy.
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Matthias Perkams is Lecturer in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Jena. His most recent book is Selbstbewusstsein in der Spatantike (2008). He has edited several anthologies and Latin-German text editions, most recently Peter Abaelard, Theologia Scholarium (2010).
Matthias Perkams has an academic affiliation as follows - Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat, Jena, Germany Friedrich-Schiller-Unive.