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Philosophy of Dionysius the Areopagite [electronic resource] : an introduction to the structure and the content of the treatise On the Divine Names / by Christian Sch�afer.

By: Sch�afer, Christian, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Philosophia antiqua: v. 99.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 212 p.).ISBN: 9789047409441 (electronic bk.); 9047409442 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite. De divinis nominibus | Philosophy and religion -- History | Neoplatonism | Christianity -- Philosophy -- History | Pseudo-Denys. Des noms divins | Philosophie et religion -- Histoire | N�eo-platonisme | Philosophie chr�etienne -- Histoire | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical | De goddelijke namen (Pseudo-Dionysius de Areopagiet) | Dionysios Areopagites -- PhilosophieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philosophy of Dionysius the Areopagite.DDC classification: 186/.4 Other classification: 08.22 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt. I. An introduction to the problem -- pt. II. The philosophy of DN -- pt. III. The touch-stone of Dionysian ontology.
Summary: This book proposes a reading of Dionysius, the Areopagite's longest and most important treatise, "On the Divine Names" from a philosophical point of view, rather than from a theological point of view which dominates the secondary literature. More in particular, it proposes an interpretation of the puzzling structure of the treatise which takes its starting point from earlier interpretations of medieval and modern scholars. The new reading of Dionysius' main text achieves more coherence than they did precisely because of the philosophical angle, which is meant to serve as a complement, not an alternative, to theological and historical interpretations. Thus, the book can be read as an introduction to the philosophy of Dionyius as it shows how the author makes original moves in introducing the Christian concepts of peace and creation as philosophical concepts in a Platonic framework.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-204) and indexes.

pt. I. An introduction to the problem -- pt. II. The philosophy of DN -- pt. III. The touch-stone of Dionysian ontology.

This book proposes a reading of Dionysius, the Areopagite's longest and most important treatise, "On the Divine Names" from a philosophical point of view, rather than from a theological point of view which dominates the secondary literature. More in particular, it proposes an interpretation of the puzzling structure of the treatise which takes its starting point from earlier interpretations of medieval and modern scholars. The new reading of Dionysius' main text achieves more coherence than they did precisely because of the philosophical angle, which is meant to serve as a complement, not an alternative, to theological and historical interpretations. Thus, the book can be read as an introduction to the philosophy of Dionyius as it shows how the author makes original moves in introducing the Christian concepts of peace and creation as philosophical concepts in a Platonic framework.

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