The prolegomenon to Proclus’ Platonic theology : an introduction, translation, and commentary of chapters 1-7 of Book I of the Platonic theology

Authors: Fortier, Simon
Advisor: Narbonne, Jean-Marc
Abstract: Despite being his magnum opus, Proclus’ Platonic Theology has been largely overlooked by the contemporary revival of Neoplatonic scholarship. Aside the publication of H. D. Saffrey and L. G. Westerink’s edition in the Collection des Universités de France (Proclus, Théologie platonicienne, 6 vol., éd. H. D. Saffrey et L. G. Westerink, Paris, 1968-1997), and a Festschrift dedicated thereto (Proclus et la théologie platonicienne, Actes du Colloque International de Louvain [13-16 mai 1998], en l'honneur de H. D. Saffrey et L. G. Westerink (†), éd. A. Ph. Segonds (†) et C. Steel, Leuven/Paris, 2000), scant work has been done on the Platonic Theology. Perhaps the most telling signs of the neglect from which it has suffered are its lack of at once a reliable English translation and detailed commentary. The present English translation of the opening chapters of the prolegomenon of the Platonic Theology (chap. 1-7), with its accompanying introduction, interpretative essay, and running commentary, is therefore an attempt to give this work some of the attention it so richly deserves.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2014
Open Access Date: 20 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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