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Platonism and Naturalism: The Possibility of Philosophy

Lloyd P. Gerson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747250
eISBN:
9781501747267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747250.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In his third and concluding volume, the author presents an innovative account of Platonism, the central tradition in the history of philosophy, in conjunction with Naturalism, the “anti-Platonism” in ... More


The Centrality of the Idea of the Good in the Platonic System (1)

Lloyd P. Gerson

in Platonism and Naturalism: The Possibility of Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747250
eISBN:
9781501747267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747250.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the Idea of the Good, the “unhypothetical first principle of all.” All Platonists have acknowledged the need for a first unifying metaphysical principle of all. That the need ... More


Proclus and Trouble in Paradise

Lloyd P. Gerson

in Platonism and Naturalism: The Possibility of Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747250
eISBN:
9781501747267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747250.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter addresses the contributions of Proclus to the completion of the Platonic project. Proclus, living some two hundred years after Plotinus, extended the systematization of Platonism. ... More


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