Xenocrates (Xenokrates)( Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Plato. K. first shared the philosophy of physics, ethics and logic.)
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Biography Xenocrates (Xenokrates)
(396 - 314 BC)
At the head of all K. puts monad, which is identified with the intellect and calls the "father" and "Zeus". It is subject to a dyad is identified, apparently, with matter, space, and called "mother of the gods", which include, inter alia, the planet. In the sublunary sphere K. puts the level of demons, which are the souls that have not been fully path of purification and therefore they can not return to their sunny homeland. K. identifies three forms of existence: sense, . reasonable and mixed of both - is, to include all the senses, . located inside the space-sky, . beyond - intelligible (idea-numbers), . refers to the represented heaven itself, . and is visibly, . and is available through the scientific study of astronomy,
. With these three areas are connected three Moirae - Klotho, Atropos and Lahezis. The extraordinary dedication to. Pythagoreanism and personality of Pythagoras, as well as the desire to build a system of Platonic philosophy led to his extraordinary influence on Neopythagoreanism and middle Platonism.
1. Xenocrates. / / Philosophical Encyclopedic Dictionary.