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Pythagorean knowledge from the ancient to the modern world : askesis, religion, science / edited by Almut-Barbara Renger and Alessandro Stavru.

Publication:
Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016.
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Book
ix, 579 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Episteme in Bewegung ; Bd. 4.
Episteme in Bewegung : Beiträge zu einer transdisziplinären Wissensgeschichte, 2365-5666 ; Band 4
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Subjects:
Pythagoras and Pythagorean school -- Congresses.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Congresses.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.).
Philosophy, Ancient.
Pythagoras and Pythagorean school.
Pythagoras -- Influence -- Congresses.
Pythagoras.
Form/Genre:
Conference papers and proceedings.
Summary:
In both ancient tradition and modern research Pythagoreanism has been understood as a religious sect or as a philosophical and scientific community. Numerous attempts have been made to reconcile these pictures as well as to analyze them separately. The most recent scholarship compartmentalizes different facets of Pythagorean knowledge, but this offers no context for exploring their origins, development, and interdependence. This collection aims to reverse this trend, addressing connections between the different fields of Pythagorean knowledge, such as eschatology, metempsychosis, metaphysics, epistemology, arithmology and numerology, music, dietetics and medicine as well as politics. In particular, the contributions discuss how the Pythagorean way of life related to more doctrinal aspects of knowledge, such as Pythagorean religion and science. The volume explores the effects of this interdependence between different kinds of knowledge both within the Pythagorean corpus and in its later reception. Chapters cover historical periods from the Archaic Period (6th century BC) to Neoplatonism, Early Christianity, the European and Arabic Middle Ages, and the Renaissance through to the Early Modern Period (17th century AD).
Contents:
I. Orphika. Transfer of Afterlife Knowledge in Pythagorean Eschatology / Alberto Bernabé
The Appropriation of the Figure of Orpheus and Orphic Doctrines: An Example of Pythagoras' Artful Knavery (kakotechnie)? / Francesc Casadesús Bordoy
The Making of Pythagoreanism: Orpheus, Aglaophamus, Pythagoras, Plato / Luc Brisson. II. Metempsychosis. Philolaus on the Soul / Richard McKirahan
Is Parmenides a Pythagorean? Plato on Theoria as a Vision of the Soul / Sylvana Chrysakopoulou
Aristotle and the Pythagorean Myths of Metempsychosis / Gabriele Cornelli
Pythagoras and Christian Eschatology: The Debate on the Transmigration of Souls in Early Scholasticism / Bernd Roling. III. Tropos tou biou. Aristoxenus and Timaeus on the Pythagorean Way of Life / Maurizio Giangiulio
Pythagorean Askesis in Timycha of Sparta and Theano of Croton / Claudia Montepaone and Marcello Catarzi
The Sentences of Sextus and the Christian Transformation of Pythagorean Asceticism / Ilaria Ramelli
Porphyry's Letter to Marcella: A Literary Attack on Christian Appropriation of (Neo)Pythagorean Moral Wisdom? / Irini Fotini Viltanioti
Reinventing the Pythagorean Tradition in Pseudo-Justin's Cohortatio ad Graecos / Luca Arcari
Transformations of Pythagorean Wisdom and Psychic askesis in Proclus' Timaeus Commentary / Dirk Baltzly
The Active and Monastic Life in Humanist Biographies of Pythagoras / Ada Palmer
Richard Reitzenstein, Pythagoras and the Life of Anatomy / Jan N. Bremmer. IV. Dietetics and Medicine. The Pythagoreans on Medicine: Religion or Science? / Stavros Kouloumentas
Pythagoreans and Medical Writers on Periods of Human Gestation / Andrea Barker
Iamblichus on Pythagorean Dietetics / Hynek Bartoš. V. Music. The Pythagoreans and the Therapeutic Effects of the Paean between Religion, Paideia, and Politics / Antonietta Provenza
"Are Flute-Players Better than Philosophers?" Sextus Empiricus on Music, Against Pythagoras / Emidio Spinelli. VI. Number and Harmony. Greek Arithmology: Pythagoras or Plato? / Leonid Zhmud
Pythagorean Numerology and Diophantus' Arithmetica: A Note on Hippolytus' Elenchos I 2 / Eugen Afonasin
The Pythagorean Metaphysics of Numbers in the Works of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafā' and al-Shahrastāni / Ana Izdebska
Pythagoras and the "Perfect" Churches of the Renaissance / Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Kabbalah as a Transfer of Pythagorean Number Theory: The Case of Johannes Reuchlin's De Arte Cabalistica / Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann
Unfolding Pythagoras: Leibniz, Myth and Mathesis / Samuel Galson. VII. Refractions. The Pythagorean Doctrine in the Caucasus / Tengiz Iremadze
Ibn Sīnā's and Al-Ghazālī's Approach to Pythagoreanism / Beate Ulrike La Sala
Marsilio Ficino and Plato's Divided Line: Iamblichus and Pythagorean Pseudepigrapha in the Renaissance / Denis Robichaud
Pythagoras Refracted: The Formation of Pythagoreanism in the Early Modern Period / Hanns-Peter Neumann. Appendix: Three Texts on Pythagorean Way of Life. Pythagoras, the Wandering Ascetic: A Reconstruction of the Life of Pythagoras According to al-Mubashshir ibn Fātik and Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'a / Emily Cottrell
Two Humanist Lives of Pythagoras / Ada Palmer.
I. Orphika. Transfer of Afterlife Knowledge in Pythagorean Eschatology / Alberto Bernabé
The Appropriation of the Figure of Orpheus and Orphic Doctrines: An Example of Pythagoras' Artful Knavery (kakotechnie)? / Francesc Casadesús Bordoy
The Making of Pythagoreanism: Orpheus, Aglaophamus, Pythagoras, Plato / Luc Brisson. II. Metempsychosis. Philolaus on the Soul / Richard McKirahan
Is Parmenides a Pythagorean? Plato on Theoria as a Vision of the Soul / Sylvana Chrysakopoulou
Aristotle and the Pythagorean Myths of Metempsychosis / Gabriele Cornelli
Pythagoras and Christian Eschatology: The Debate on the Transmigration of Souls in Early Scholasticism / Bernd Roling. III. Tropos tou biou. Aristoxenus and Timaeus on the Pythagorean Way of Life / Maurizio Giangiulio
Pythagorean Askesis in Timycha of Sparta and Theano of Croton / Claudia Montepaone and Marcello Catarzi
The Sentences of Sextus and the Christian Transformation of Pythagorean Asceticism / Ilaria Ramelli
Porphyry's Letter to Marcella: A Literary Attack on Christian Appropriation of (Neo)Pythagorean Moral Wisdom? / Irini Fotini Viltanioti
Reinventing the Pythagorean Tradition in Pseudo-Justin's Cohortatio ad Graecos / Luca Arcari
Transformations of Pythagorean Wisdom and Psychic ασκησις in Proclus' Timaeus Commentary / Dirk Baltzly
The Active and Monastic Life in Humanist Biographies of Pythagoras / Ada Palmer
Richard Reitzenstein, Pythagoras and the Life of Anatomy / Jan N. Bremmer. IV. Dietetics and Medicine. The Pythagoreans on Medicine: Religion or Science? / Stavros Kouloumentas
Pythagoreans and Medical Writers on Periods of Human Gestation / Andrea Barker
Iamblichus on Pythagorean Dietetics / Hynek Bartoš. V. Music. The Pythagoreans and the Therapeutic Effects of the Paean between Religion, Paideia, and Politics / Antonietta Provenza
"Are Flute-Players Better than Philosophers?" Sextus Empiricus on Music, Against Pythagoras / Emidio Spinelli. VI. Number and Harmony. Greek Arithmology: Pythagoras or Plato? / Leonid Zhmud
Pythagorean Numerology and Diophantus' Arithmetica: A Note on Hippolytus' Elenchos I 2 / Eugen Afonasin
The Pythagorean Metaphysics of Numbers in the Works of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafā' and al-Shahrastāni / Ana Izdebska
Pythagoras and the "Perfect" Churches of the Renaissance / Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Kabbalah as a Transfer of Pythagorean Number Theory: The Case of Johannes Reuchlin's De Arte Cabalistica / Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann
Unfolding Pythagoras: Leibniz, Myth and Mathesis / Samuel Galson. VII. Refractions. The Pythagorean Doctrine in the Caucasus / Tengiz Iremadze
Ibn Sīnā's and Al-Ghazālī's Approach to Pythagoreanism / Beate Ulrike La Sala
Marsilio Ficino and Plato's Divided Line: Iamblichus and Pythagorean Pseudepigrapha in the Renaissance / Denis Robichaud
Pythagoras Refracted: The Formation of Pythagoreanism in the Early Modern Period / Hanns-Peter Neumann. Appendix: Three Texts on Pythagorean Way of Life. Pythagoras, the Wandering Ascetic: A Reconstruction of the Life of Pythagoras According to al-Mubashshir ibn Fātik and Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'a / Emily Cottrell
Two Humanist Lives of Pythagoras / Ada Palmer.
Notes:
"The majority of the contributions to this volume were first presented at a conference held on October 23-25, 2013, at the Freie Universitat Berlin"--Page [1].
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Renger, Almut-Barbara, editor.
Stavru, Alessandro, 1971- editor.
ISBN:
9783447105941
3447105941
OCLC:
944086121
Publisher Number:
99979452944