2494Re: [neoplatonism] Help with Damascius
- Apr 3, 2009It's just a few pages, but you may find the discussion of Damascius in this
article to be of interest:
You want to look for Page 20 in the PDF pagination, which is Page 97 in the
Animus volume from which this comes.
I hope this is helpful,
2009/3/26 vaeringjar <vaeringjar@...>
> Looking for a little guidance here, if possible. I would like to get a[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> better understanding of Damascius' own philosophy - as opposed to the sort
> of trolling through his various works I have done here and there looking for
> citations of Iamblichus' doctrine, etc. He doesn't really seem to have
> gotten any monograph devoted strictly to him, such as Siorvanes' book on
> Proclus, so it's not clear to me where best to start, and all the standard
> histories of Neoplatonism like Wallis don't really do too much on him
> either. Or anyone else past Proclus, to be honest, unless I have missed the
> mark here.
> I have all the modern editions of his extant works (and Ruelle, who is
> still most useful, for his index if nothing much else!), plus Galperine's
> translation of de Prin., and I do have Sara Rappe's book, but I was hoping
> to start with something a little more summary than just plowing into de
> Prin. or some such. I did find this bibliography online which lists mostly
> articles on specific subjects, some of which I have read:
> Perhaps some of those by Combes might be good (?), and I did note elsewhere
> there is a fairly long article in the Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques
> by Philippe Hoffmann. The bibliography doesn't list one however in Pauly -
> but there must be one - ? At this point I am looking primarily for a study
> of his philosophy, not juicy bits from the Life of Isidore, or more
> biographical studies such as those dealing with the trip to Persia.
> Any suggestions most appreciated.
> Dennis Clark
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