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Six Books of Proclus, the Platonic Successor, on the Theology of Plato

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Six Books of Proclus, the Platonic Successor, on the Theology of Plato by Proclus is a deep and insightful exploration of Platonic Theology. Proclus dissects and expounds upon the works of Plato with great detail and clarity, providing a comprehensive guide to understanding Plato's philosophy.

The book delves into various aspects of Platonism, including the nature of the divine, the structure of reality, and the relationship between the physical and metaphysical realms. Proclus's analysis is thorough and thought-provoking, offering readers a deeper appreciation for the complexities of Plato's teachings.

One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is Proclus's examination of the concept of the One. He explores the idea of a singular, transcendent source of all existence and its implications for understanding the nature of reality. Proclus's insights into the One shed light on the interconnectedness of all things and the overarching unity of the universe.

Overall, Six Books of Proclus, the Platonic Successor, on the Theology of Plato is a must-read for anyone interested in delving deeper into the philosophy of Plato. Proclus's meticulous analysis and profound interpretations make this book a valuable resource for scholars and students alike.

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The Six books of Proclus, the Platonic successor, on The Theology of Plato to which a Seventh book is added by the translator, Thomas Taylor, in order to supply the deficiency of another book on this subject, which was written by Proclus, but since lost. According to the 1995 Prometheus Trust edition Book 3 Chapter 1 of this translation contains Chapters 1-4 from the original Greek, Chapter 2 contains the Greek chapters 5-6 and Chapter 3 contains the Greek Chapters 7-8. Thereafter, the translated and Greek chapters match beginning at Chapter 9. A quotation from Proclus is included on the cover of Harmonices Mundi Liber I despite the fact that Johannes Kepler's mother had been recently accused of witchcraft and threatened with torture. - Summary by Geoffrey Edwards

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