Download e-book for iPad: Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity by Anna Marmodoro,Brian D. Prince

By Anna Marmodoro,Brian D. Prince

Written through a gaggle of top students, this targeted number of essays investigates the perspectives of either pagan and Christian philosophers on causation and the construction of the cosmos. dependent in elements, the quantity first seems at divine company and the way overdue old thinkers, together with the Stoics, Plotinus, Porphyry, Simplicius, Philoponus and Gregory of Nyssa, tackled questions akin to: is the cosmos everlasting? Did it come from not anything or from whatever pre-existing? How used to be it prompted to return into life? Is it fabric or immaterial? the second one half appears to be like at questions relating human organization and accountability, together with the matter of evil and the character of will, contemplating thinkers equivalent to Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus, and Augustine. Highlighting essentially the most very important and fascinating points of those philosophical debates, the quantity can be of significant curiosity to upper-level scholars and students of philosophy, classics, theology, and historic history.

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