Theoria, Praxis,and the Contemplative Life after Plato and by Thomas Benatouil, Mauro Bonazzi
By Thomas Benatouil, Mauro Bonazzi
Reviews of the concept of theoria and of the contemplative lifestyles have usually been constrained to Plato and Aristotle. This quantity exhibits that aspirations to contemplation and the lifetime of the mind survived lengthy after the classical interval, becoming themes of heated debates, strong arguments and unique functions during the Hellenistic, imperial, and overdue old classes. The advent makes an attempt to reconstruct all of the difficulties relating the contemplative lifestyles in Antiquity, and the twelve papers, written by means of special students, provide a radical learn of the appropriation, feedback and transformation of Plato’s and Aristotle’s positions at the contemplative existence, together with its epistemological and metaphysical starting place. the quantity levels from Theophrastus to the top of Antiquity, together with Jewish and Christian authors, with a spotlight on Platonism from Cicero to Damascius.