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Proclus Photiki

( ancient Greek philosopher and astrologer Neoplatonist)

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Biography Proclus Photiki
His career was flourishing and the systematic completion of Neoplatonism. He studied in Alexandria and Athens in Plutarch of Athens and Syriana, who inherited a 437 g. management of Plato's Academy (hence his nickname "Photiki", meaning "successor"). Posted lot of philosophical treatises, works of P. closely associated with his teaching

. The hierarchy of the universe is constructed Proclus on Plato's scheme of "Parmenides": sverhsuschee common good; further sverhsuschie unit-gods, . involving mere gods, . or minds, they represent intelligible gods, . or being, . understood as the unity of the moments of the limit, . infinity and their connection,
. Being and intelligible gods opposed the mind (nous) in the proper sense and thinking the gods. P-minded gods-minded souls minds linked. The next step - the demonic "is simply the soul": angels, demons and heroes. Even lower - "partial soul, animated the body, and to them belongs the soul of man. Below all - inanimate body. In this hierarchical structure dissected Proclus includes traditional Greek gods, distributing them on the triads and the sharing of transcendental and cosmic. Between the bodies and souls postredstvuet "nature", disembodied, but inseparable from the bodies of unconscious power, identical with the power of rock.

Philosophy of Proclus had a tremendous impact on the entire medieval philosophy (European, Byzantine, Arab), as well as the philosophy of the Renaissance (Nicholas of Cusa, Pico della Mirandola).

In astrology, developed the idea of Proclus Ptolemy. Posted by retelling "Tetrabiblosa" and made extensive comments to him (some researchers believe that these comments attributed to Proclus erroneously).

Proclus left a treatise on astronomy, which gave a critical review of studies on the motion of heavenly bodies. For aesthetic and theological reasons, he rejected the theory of epicycles of Ptolemy, but did not accept the views of Aristarchus of Samos, suggesting rotation of the Earth around the Sun.

In private life Proclus adhered ascetic principles: never married, had refrained from eating meat and observing the fasts under the personal guidance of the gods, appeared to him in a dream. Student Proclus Marin wrote a biography of the teacher "Proclus, or On Happiness" by providing her horoscope of Proclus.

In honor of the lunar crater named Proclus Proclus.


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