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Metaphysics and Theology in Middle Platonism
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA 
Author/s: Franco Ferrari 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 321-337 FullText PDF:  106 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SF2015-002003
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This article aims to reconstruct the chief aspects of Middle Platonic metaphysics, with particular reference to the positions of Plutarch, Atticus, Alcinous and Numenius. The Author concentrates on ontology (being-becoming distinction and theory of principles) and theology (hierarchy of divine beings: first God and second God). It is shown that Middle Platonic speculation on metaphysics rests to a great extent on the exegesis of Plato’s Timaeus.
Keywords: Middle Platonism, theology, first God, demiurge, theory of forms

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Franco Ferrari, Metaphysics and Theology in Middle Platonism in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 2/2015, pp. 321-337, DOI:10.3280/SF2015-002003

   

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