Porphyry’s On the Cave of the Nymphs in its Intellectual Context
BRILL, Jul 1, 2019 - Philosophy - 230 pages
This monograph, exclusively dedicated to the analysis of Porphyry’s On the Cave of Nymphs, provides his philosophical thoughts on the material world, relationship between soul and body and the salvation of the soul through the doctrines of Plato and Plotinus.
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1 Allegory as a Way of Thinking in On the Cave of the Nymphs
2 The Cave as Symbol and Image of the Cosmos
4 The Path towards the Immortality of the Soul
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Porphyry's On the Cave of the Nymphs in Its Intellectual Context
K. Nilüfer Akçay
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