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作者 Proclus
書名 Commentary on Plato's Timaeus : Volume 5, Book 4
出版項 West Nyack : Cambridge University Press, 2013
©2013
國際標準書號 9781107248175 (electronic bk.)
9780521846585
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說明 1 online resource (360 pages)
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系列 Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus
Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus
附註 Cover -- Half title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Note on the translation -- Introduction to Book 4 -- The Structure of book 4 -- The eighth gift of time: Eternity and the higher time -- The ninth gift: visible time and the planets -- Platonic exegesis and contemporary astronomy -- Physical astronomy and philosophical hyperastronomy -- Proclus and Ptolemy on the planetary order -- The precession of equinoxes -- The greatest gift of all: the four kinds of living creature -- Conclusion -- Works cited -- On the Timaeus of Plato: Book 4, Proclus on Time and the Stars -- Analytical table of contents -- Translation -- I. The eighth gift of the Demiurge: time -- A. The transition to eternity: Tim. 37c6-d2 -- 1. General discussion -- 2. Lexis -- B. The relation of Eternity to Time: Tim. 37d3-7 -- 1. The common conception of Eternity -- 2. Aristotles account of Time and Eternity -- 3. The Platonists' account of time -- a. Eternity and the Living Being Itself -- b. Eternity is not among the five genera -- c. Proclus' account of Eternity -- 4. Lexis -- C. The nature of Time -- 1. Mistaken views about time -- a. Time is neither a concept nor an incidental cause -- b. Time is not a consequence of souls thinking -- 2. Proclus' account of what time is -- 3. Appendix: specific criticism of "the physicists" -- 4. Earlier Platonists on the sense in which time is 'an image of Eternity' -- D. The parts and forms of time, Tim. 37e1-4 -- 1. What are days, nights, etc.? -- 2. What are the tenses? -- 3. Problem: why do the heavenly gods need time? -- 4. The harmony of Plato and the Theurgists -- E. The proper limits of tensed language -- 1. Explication of Tim. 37e4-38a1 -- a. General observations -- b. The source of our confusion about tensed language -- 2. Explication of Tim. 38a1-9 -- 3. Explication of Tim. 38a9-b5
F. The relation between time and the heavens -- a. Lexis for Tim. 38b6-c2 -- G. Summary of the teaching on time -- II. The ninth gift of the Demiurge: the stars -- A. Explication of Tim. 38c3-6 -- 1. Visible and invisible time -- 2. The contributions of the planets toward visible time -- 3. The procession of time -- a. Two puzzles about the order of procession resolved -- B. Explication of Tim. 38c5-d1 -- C. The planets and their movements -- 1. The order of the planets -- a. The Platonic ordering -- 233 The astrological ordering of the planets233 -- 2. The equal speeds of the Sun, Mercury and Venus -- a. The mathematicans -- b. Porphyry and Theodore of Asine -- c. Iamblichus -- 3. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn -- D. The influence of the planets -- E. The lives of the planets -- F. The motions of the planets -- 1. General remarks -- 2. The relative speeds of the planets -- 3. The spiral motion of the planets -- 4. The primary role of the Sun, Tim. 39b2-c1 -- a. General interpretation -- b. Lexis for Tim. 39b2-c1 -- 5. Night and day -- a. General interpretation -- b. Lexis for Tim. 39c1-d2 -- 6. The Platonic Great Year -- 7. Conclusion of the discussion of time -- III. The tenth gift of the Demiurge: the cosmos is filled with all the kinds of living being -- A. Introduction, Tim. 39e4-6 -- B. The Living Being Itself, Tim. 39e7-9 -- 1. General interpretation -- 2. Lexis: what does the phrase mean? -- a. Proclus' explanation -- 413 The agreement of Plato and Orpheus413 -- c. Two corollaries -- d. The views of Amelius, Numenius and Iamblichus on this passage -- C. The forms within the Living Being, Tim. 39e10-40a2 -- 1. The discourse mirrors its subject matter -- 2. Why are there four forms? -- 450 What are these forms?450 -- 4. Assorted observations -- D. Composition of the celestial genus, Tim. 40a2-4 -- E. Shape of the celestial creatures, Tim. 40a4-5
F. The position of the celestial creatures, Tim. 40a4-7 -- G. The motions of the celestial genus, Tim. 40a8-b4 -- 1. General interpretation - the two motions -- 2. Lexis -- 3. Related topics -- a. Correlations between motions and order -- b. The forward motion of the fixed stars -- c. Against the precession of the equinoxes -- H. Fixed stars and planets, Tim. 40b4-8 -- 1. Lexis -- 2. General interpretation -- 3. Assorted considerations -- a. Composition of heavenly bodies and spheres -- b. The possibility of planetary satellites -- c. The planets and time -- d. Celestial fire again -- e. Planetary satellites resolve Aristotles question -- I. The Earth, Tim. 40b8-c3 -- 1. Order of exposition -- 2. What is the Earth? -- 3. The sense in which the Earth is 'our nurse' -- 4. The interpretation of -- 5. The Earth is guardian and creator of both day and night -- 6. The Earth is most senior among the gods -- 7. What it means to say the Demiurge 'contrived' the Earth -- J. The dances of the stars, Tim. 40c3-d4 -- 1. The scope of this discussion -- 2. Mathematical interpretation -- 3. Philosophical interpretation -- K. Conclusion of the discourse on the visible gods, Tim. 40d4-5 -- IV. The traditional gods -- A. Sub-lunary gods and daemons, Tim. 40d6-7 -- 1. How these beings are known -- 2. Why are the sub-lunary gods called daemons? -- 3. Where does the daemonic order fall? -- 4. Are there irrational daemons? -- References -- English-Greek glossary -- Greek word index -- General index
This volume provides a clear, rigorous translation of one of the most important works of Platonic philosophy from late antiquity
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