By Daniele Iozzia
Aesthetic subject matters in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism reconstructs the cultured philosophical perspectives of overdue Antiquity, and their relation to creative creation of the time. by way of reading the resonance of Plotinus' proposal with modern artists and with Christian thinkers, together with Gregory of Nyssa, the booklet demonstrates the significance of Plotinus' treatise On Beauty for the advance of past due historical aesthetics. The Cappadocian fathers' curiosity in Plotinus is explored, in addition to the resultant legacy of the pagan thinker's philosophy inside of Christian idea, equivalent to the idea that of good looks and the narration of the contemplative experience.
Uniquely utilizing philological and philosophical perception, in addition to exploring either pagan and Christian philosophy, Aesthetic subject matters in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism represents the 1st complete synthesis of aesthetic considered past due Antiquity.
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Aesthetic Themes in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism: From Plotinus to Gregory of Nyssa by Daniele Iozzia