Sacral and Anagogical Aspects of the “Marvellous” in Damascius. An Interpretation

Peitho 9 (1):121-155 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In the fragments of Damascius’ Vita Isidori one can observe a significant presence of the “marvellous.” In many cases, the marvellous seems to manifest a sacral and anagogical value in line with the philosophical and religious conceptions of late Neo-Platonism. A similar value of the marvellous can also be found in a passage of De Principiis, where Damascius hails the totally ineffable Principle as supremely marvellous, upon which he presents it as absolutely unknowable and expressible only in an aporetic way.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,998

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Stepping into the Void: Proclus and Damascius on Approaching the First Principle 1.Marilena Vlad - 2017 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 11 (1):46-70.
A Marvellous Pool.W. Headlam - 1905 - The Classical Review 19 (9):439-439.
A Marvellous Pool.W. Headlam - 1905 - The Classical Review 19 (09):439-.

Analytics

Added to PP
2019-12-06

Downloads
8 (#1,319,085)

6 months
3 (#978,358)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy.George Karamanolis & Vasilis Politis (eds.) - 2017 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
The pagan holy man in late antique society.Garth Fowden - 1982 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 102:33-59.
Kinēsis akinētos.Stephen Gersh - 1973 - Leiden,: Brill.

View all 21 references / Add more references