Mathematics and Metaphysics in Proclus

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Pythagoras Revived

Published in print December 1990 | ISBN: 9780198239130
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600937 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Mathematics and Metaphysics in Proclus

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Proclus's use of geometry in developing a science of metaphysics (called ‘dialectic’ or ‘theology’), in its method and conclusions, is described through a study of his Elements of Theology and of his other major metaphysical works.

Keywords: dialectic; Elements of Theology; geometry; metaphysics; method; Proclus; theology

Chapter.  5903 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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