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The Anatomy of Neoplatonism

A. C. Lloyd

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238065
eISBN:
9780191597916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238061.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Neoplatonism is traditionally considered a mystical philosophy; on the contrary the aim of this book is to show the importance of a logical and epistemological approach for the understanding of ... More


Natural Philosophy: Metaphysics

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195149258
eISBN:
9780199785131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

According to Bonaventure, metaphysics, as a branch of natural philosophy, is concerned with the truth of “things”. But unlike physics, which investigates things insofar as they change, metaphysics ... More


 Metaphysics: Oneness and Being

Peter Adamson

in Al-KindĪ

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter deals with al-Kindī’s metaphysics, which in this context means theology and the idea that being is an emanation or creation from God. Depending on the Neoplatonists, especially Proclus, ... More


Emanation and Activity

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

in Plotinus on Intellect

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter deals with the kindred notions of double activity, emanation, and image. It is argued that the notion of double activity is central to all of Plotinus’ thought. It is argued that the ... More


Metaphysics II: Cosmology

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After a quick survey of the positions prior to Avicenna concerning the age of the universe, the chapter focuses on Avicenna’s unique arguments for the eternity of the world. To this end, it presents ... More


Holy Dogs, Hecuba’s Bark

Colin Dayan

in The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter explains that when ghosts come before the law, they are sometimes treated as if real insofar as they have legal effect. Indeed, for legal purposes—in cases of undue ... More


Platonism in early modern natural philosophy:: The case of Leibniz and Conway

Christia Mercer

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Platonism played a much more significant part in the development of the new natural philosophy in the seventeenth century than has generally been understood. This paper displays the crucial role that ... More


Beginnings: Ibrāhīm Niasse and the Advent of the Flood

Rüdiger Seesemann

in The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the Roots of a Twentieth-Century Sufi Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384321
eISBN:
9780199897421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384321.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces Ibrahim Niasse on the basis of hagiographical sources, offering insights into both scholarly and popular representations of Niasse's career. It focuses on the first three ... More


Procession and Decline

A. C. Lloyd

in The Anatomy of Neoplatonism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238065
eISBN:
9780191597916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238061.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Devoted to the key Neoplatonic concepts of procession and emanation. The two terms are taken to express the same idea, although procession is preferred as more neutral. Points out how procession can ... More


The Derivation of All Things from the One (I)

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198751472
eISBN:
9780191598128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198751478.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Discusses Plotinus’ ways of dealing with the question as to how reality derives (‘emanation’), by stages, from its first constitutive cause, the One, with regard to the derivation of the first ... More


Black and Tan Fantasy: Walt Whitman, African Americans, and Sounding the Nation

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

By asking what happens to our understanding of Walt Whitman and his cultural project if we turn to the question of sound, this chapter considers the nuances, inflections, tenor, idiosyncrasies, and ... More


The Theme of Divinization

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards's theology was in tension with traditional Calvinism at a number of points, including the concept of divinization. Although Edwards had no access to patristic and later Orthodox writings, his ... More


The Traditional Maya Worldview as Influenced by Later Evangelization

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter develops a Weberian construct outlining a basic logic that underlies the traditional Maya worldview, both its pre- and post-Columbian forms. Maya metaphysics is a pantheistic theology ... More


Panentheism

Oliver D. Crisp

in Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755295
eISBN:
9780199979486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 7 offers a detailed consideration of Edwardsian Neoplatonism, first considered in chapter 2. With some of the main structures of Edwards's doctrine of God explained, this chapter considers ... More


Plotinus’ “Reverse” Platonism: A Deleuzian Response to the Problem of Emanation Imagery

Gina Zavota

in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Gina Zavota’s “Plotinus’ ‘Reverse’ Platonism: A Deleuzian Response to the Problem of Emanation Imagery” attempts a radical rethinking of the Plotinian question of emanation through the lens of ... More


The Basic Logic of Plotinus’ System: A Discussion of E. K. Emilsson, Plotinus

Chiaradonna Riccardo

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 55

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198836339
eISBN:
9780191873607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836339.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This article is a discussion of E. K. Emilsson, Plotinus (London and New York, 2017). Three themes are selected: causation; the holistic account of intelligible being; the status of matter and body. ... More


Neoplatonism and Emanationism

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces the Neoplatonic concepts of emanation and emanative pull through the work of the late antique philosopher Plotinus. This is the origin of emanationism. Crucial concepts such ... More


The Plotinian Image

Gerald P. Boersma

in Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter studies how the words “imago” and “similitude” are used in Augustine’s early dialogues. Augustine’s philosophy of image builds on a Plotinian metaphysics in which all finite reality is ... More


The Flow of Powers: Emanation in the Psychologies of Avicenna, Albert the Great, and Aquinas

Charles Ehret

in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy Volume 5

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806035
eISBN:
9780191843938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806035.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In thirteenth-century philosophical psychology, it is commonly held that the powers of the soul, responsible for a living being’s various operations, “flow” from the soul’s essence. The phrase is ... More


Creation, Time, and Eternity

T. M. Rudavsky

in Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199580903
eISBN:
9780191862892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580903.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Of the many philosophical perplexities facing medieval Jewish thinkers, perhaps none has challenged religious belief as much as God’s creation of the world. No Jewish philosopher denied the ... More


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