The apparent neo-Platonism
in Alfarabi is upon closer inspection an exoteric or surface doctrine, concealing his true position.
Exactly by thinking about the educational phenomenon from its different objects, various kinds of sources, and especially considering that the twenty-first century requires a broadening of the vision from actors/authors/subjects, the journal publishes research dealing since foundations of education, with themes on neo-Platonism
and scholasticism, and authors like Jean Bodin and Montaigne, passing through authors such as Primitivo Moacyr and IHGB, until questions about the education of indigenous children, high school curriculum and contemporary themes like the use of technologies in education, such as the presence of media in educational processes and distance education.
In addition, the fundamental theological contributions of various Greco-Roman philosophical schools of thought, including Orphism, Stoicism, Pythagoreanism, Platonism and Neo-Platonism
, are described.
Fox also explains concepts such as Platonism, Neo-Platonism
, and Manicheanism, a sect that Augustine joined for nine or so years and later fought.
The twenty-two contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to a wide variety of related subjects, including the interpretation of Manichaean manuscripts for a general audience, early Byzantine anti-Manichaean literature as a window on controversies in later Neo-Platonism
, explicit and implicit Christian elements in Manichaeism, and others.
But the same church fathers who took this quite conservative step took the equally liberal step of translating the Christian message from Jewish into Hellenistic categories, specifically, into the categories of neo-Platonism
This play represents two unhealthy extremes--a court full of useless courtiers obsessed with debating neo-Platonism
and a dangerously ambitious royal favorite--but ultimately proposes a "middle way" (44) of governing like the country swains, who embody active, loyal parliamentary figures.
Gerber does well to situate Augustine's Trinitarian thought within the context not just of Nicene doctrine, but also the philosophical context of Neo-Platonism
morphed into full-blooded mysticism when it got absorbed into the thinking of the Kabbalists of Spain.
Featuring studies on Platonism and neo-Platonism
by scholars from twelve countries, this collection includes material on unity, intellect, and beauty; happiness and virtue, the soul and body; Platonopolia; philosophy and religion; and the career of Dominic J.
He does this by avoiding the highly technical terminology of Neo-Platonism
while not sacrificing a rigorous analysis of Plotinus' views.
Cooper's discussion of neo-Platonism
is thoughtful, useful, and comprehensive.