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5972Re: [neoplatonism] intelligible triads in Proclus

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  • Marco Bormann
    Jun 11, 2013
      Thanks a lot David,

      by the way I think I already got your diagram a couple of months ago.

      But my question to your answer is, how can you come up with 


      as first triad. Proklos here seems to be quite clear, I quote from Taylors translation, III, 12:
      "SUCH therefore, is the first triad of intelligibles, according to Socrates
      in the Philebus, viz. bound, infinite, and that which is mixed from these."
      This mixed he explains to being.
      Ok, I can see that he here only refers to the Philebus and the goes on to discuss a lot of other dialogs, but at least concerning the first triad he seems to be pretty consistent.
      But maybe I am getting something wrong here,


      > De : "dgallagher@..." <dgallagher@...>
      >À : neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com
      >Envoyé le : Lundi 10 juin 2013 19h33
      >Objet : Re: [neoplatonism] intelligible triads in Proclus

      >Our reading of the relevant chapters in PT at Wisdom's Goldenrod was
      >prompted by Meade's book, Orpheus. We discerned a 'matrix' of triads within the
      >first 'intelligible' (noetic) triad; the ensuing triads
      >'intelligible/intellectual' (noetic/noeric) and 'intellectual' (noeric). Our study resulted
      >in a diagram depicting our understanding of Proclus' explanation of the
      >hierarchy of Orphic gods within Intellect. I can send you a copy postal mail
      >if you're disposed to send me your delivery address off-list. The diagram
      >also accounts for Absolute Soul in Nous.
      >Regarding the intelligible gods (the highest level in Proclus' hierarchy),
      >we adduced the following
      >1st: Hyparxis/Bound/Father; one being; to be or abide; aether, chaos, egg.
      >2nd: Power/Infinity/Mother; life as power, to live; cosmic egg; triple
      >3rd: Mind/Mixed/Son; life as intelligence; to energize intellectually;
      >Protogonus (Phanes, Ericapeous, Metis).
      >These can then be splayed out as:
      >Hyparxis, Power, Mind
      >Bound, Infinity, Mixed
      >Father, Mother, Son
      >Being, Life, Intellect
      >Hoping this might be helpful,
      >In a message dated 6/10/2013 10:00:50 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
      >marcobormann@... writes:
      >Hi all,
      >I am kind of stuck somewhere in Proclus' Theology of Plato, trying to
      >puzzle together the intelligible triads. The whole things is quite strange
      >since he states them for each dialogue separately and on is never sure when he
      >states the actual idea from the triad and when just one that is applicable
      >to this idea. However the first two seem to be relatively clear:
      >1st bound, unbound, being
      >2nd hyparxis, power, life
      >But for the third things do not seem as clear. The third idea he says to
      >be 'intellect', but for the first two ideas of this triad I have been
      >looking in vain.
      >Does anyone have any hint for me?
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