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The afterlife of the Platonic soul [electronic resource] : reflections of Platonic psychology in the monotheistic religions / edited by Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth and John M. Dillon.

Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 p.)
Series:
Medieval philosophy, mathematics, and science.
Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic tradition ; v. 9.
Ancient Mediterranean and medieval texts and contexts
Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic tradition, 1871-188X ; v. 9
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Subjects:
Soul.
Abrahamic religions.
Plato.
Plato -- Influence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Plato's doctrine of the soul, its immaterial nature, its parts or faculties, and its fate after death (and before birth) came to have an enormous influence on the great religious traditions that sprang up in late antiquity, beginning with Judaism (in the person of Philo of Alexandria), and continuing with Christianity, from St. Paul on through the Alexandrian and Cappadocian Fathers to Byzantium, and finally with Islamic thinkers from Al-kindi on. This volume, while not aspiring to completeness, attempts to provide insights into how members of each of these traditions adapted Platonist doctrines to their own particular needs, with varying degrees of creativity.
Contents:
Introduction
Early period
Philo of Alexandria and Platonist psychology / John Dillon
St. Paul on soul, spirit, and the inner man / George H. van Kooten
Christian tradition
Faith and reason in late antiquity : the perishability axiom and its impact on Christian views about the origin and nature of the soul / Dirk Krausmüller
The nature of the soul according to Eriugena / Catherine Kavanagh
Islamic tradition
Aristotle's Categories and the soul : an annotated translation of al-Kindī's That there are separate substances / Peter Adamson and Peter E. Pormann
Private caves and public islands : Islam, Plato, and the Ikhwān al-Ṣafā' / Ian Richard Netton
Tradition and innovation in the psychology of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī / Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth
Judaic tradition
The soul in Jewish neoplatonism : a case study of Abraham Ibn Ezra and Judah Halevi / Aaron W. Hughes
Maimonides, the soul and the classical tradition / Oliver Leaman
Later medieval period
St. Thomas Aquinas's concept of the human soul and the influence of Platonism / Patrick Quinn
Intellect as intrinsic formal cause in the soul according to Aquinas and Averroes / Richard C. Taylor.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Elkaisy-Friemuth, Maha.
Dillon, John M.
ISBN:
1-282-40140-8
9786612401404
90-474-2967-2
OCLC:
573925531
Publisher Number:
10.1163/ej.9789004176232.i-238 DOI