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La dialettica in Proclo. Il quinto libro dell'In Parmenidem tradotto e commentato


La dialettica in Proclo. Il quinto libro dell'In Parmenidem tradotto e commentato. Edited by: Del Forno, Davide; Brisson, Luc; Ferber, Rafael; Rossetti, Livio; Rowe, Christopher J (2015). St. Augustin: Academia Verlag.

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This work aims to determine what function the Neoplatonic philosopher Proclus (5th century AD) attributes to dialectic in the fifth book of his Commentary on the Parmenides. The first Italian translation of that text is provided, accompanied by an introduction and a commentary. The main characteristics of Proclus' interpretation are discussed, particularly his view of dialectic as a scientific procedure to trace effects to their causes. To do so, dialectic uses the operations of division, definition, demonstration, and analysis. The capstone of these operations is the hypothetical method, a means of establishing what consequences derive from the hypotheses that an object possesses or does not possess a certain property. In Proclus' view, the discovery of this method is Plato's fundamental philosophical achievement, since unlike Aristotle's logic, it has a strong metaphysical significance. This is why it represents the way to attain the cause of everything, i.e. the One.

Abstract

This work aims to determine what function the Neoplatonic philosopher Proclus (5th century AD) attributes to dialectic in the fifth book of his Commentary on the Parmenides. The first Italian translation of that text is provided, accompanied by an introduction and a commentary. The main characteristics of Proclus' interpretation are discussed, particularly his view of dialectic as a scientific procedure to trace effects to their causes. To do so, dialectic uses the operations of division, definition, demonstration, and analysis. The capstone of these operations is the hypothetical method, a means of establishing what consequences derive from the hypotheses that an object possesses or does not possess a certain property. In Proclus' view, the discovery of this method is Plato's fundamental philosophical achievement, since unlike Aristotle's logic, it has a strong metaphysical significance. This is why it represents the way to attain the cause of everything, i.e. the One.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:Italian
Date:2015
Deposited On:10 Jun 2015 12:27
Last Modified:11 May 2016 13:06
Publisher:Academia Verlag
Series Name:Studies in Ancient Philosophy
Volume:11
Number of Pages:375
ISBN:978-3-89665-630-8
Additional Information:Bandherausgeber: Davide del Forno ; Reihenherausgeber: Luc Brisson, Rafael Ferber, Livo Rossetti, Christopher Rowe
Related URLs:http://www.academia-verlag.de/titel/69630.htm (Publisher)

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