Spevsipp( ancient Greek philosopher-Platonist)
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Plato's nephew and his successor to lead the Academy. He wrote treatises and dialogues (more than 30).
Spevsipp replaced Platonic ideas of numbers, which are understood as independent substances, separated from sensible things, but they are not interpreted as a "perfect number" of Plato, as well as mathematical numbers. Home (Arche) all the numbers - one that Spevsipp distinguished from the good and God; number along with others. mathematical objects are the first of existing objects, which are the birth of a single and a certain principle of plurality Spevsipp understood not literally, but as a mental image. Demiurge of Plato's "Timaeus" Spevsipp believed God and the mind (nusom) and identified with the decade. Concept Spevsippa played a big role in the development of astrological theories of the Hellenistic period.