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Teologia Platona, księga II, 1
Chapter 1 of Book II of Theologia Platonis

Author(s): Proclus Lycaeus
Contributor(s): Seweryn Blandzi (Translator), Marcin Komorowski (Translator)
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Special Branches of Philosophy, Ancient Philosphy
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Proclus; Plato; theology; One itself; Selfness; One and multiplicity; Unity in multiplicity; One and being; cause of mixture

Summary/Abstract: In chapter 1 of Book II of Theologia Platonis Proclus discusses three possibilities: 1. All beings constitute a multiplicity, excluding all unity; 2. All beings are one, excluding all unity; 3. Being is a mixture of unity and multiplicity. In the course of the discussion two possibilities are reduced ad absurdum. An analysis of the third approach (sc. being as a mixture of unity and multiplicity) leads to the distinction between two concepts of theOne, namely: 1. One in multiplicity; 2. One unparticipable, „which is the One absolutely”. The first cause and the absolute principle of the universum.

  • Issue Year: 61/2016
  • Issue No: 61
  • Page Range: 405-415
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish