The Philosophy of Gemistos Plethon: Platonism in Late Byzantium, Between Hellenism and Orthodoxy

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 8, 2014 - History - 390 pages
Compared to other Byzantine or Renaissance authors, George Gemistos Plethon has definitely attracted the attention of scholars for quite some time. This book provides a study of Gemistos' philosophy.
 

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Contents

Platonic Reforms
11
Platonism in Practice
27
introduction to the Perennial Philosophy
49
Zeus the first Principle
73
The forms as the Gods
97
sensible cosmos
123
nature mortal and human
137
Plethons Platonism
163
The Book
251
Pagan or christian?
269
Appendix
287
Manuscript Supplement
311
Abbreviations
323
Primary Sources
325
Secondary Literature
343
Index of Passages Quoted
363

Becoming Pagan
189
Witnesses
205
change of name
235

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VojtÄ›ch HladkĂ1⁄2 is assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

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