Platons Timaios als Grundtext der Kosmologie in Spätantike, Mittelalter und Renaissance

Plato's Timaeus and the foundations of cosmology in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Thomas Leinkauf (Editor), Carlos Steel (Editor),

Series: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - Series 1 34

Category: Classical Literature, Philosophy

Language: German

ISBN: 9789058675064

Publication date: December 5, 2005

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Number of pages: 492

Size: 240 x 160 x 30 mm

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The particular focus of this volume is a study of the influence of Timaeus on the development of Western cosmology in three axial periods of European culture: Late Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance. In each period, the Timaeus was read in a different context and from different perspectives. During the Middle Ages, scholars were mostly interested in reconciling the rational cosmology of the Timaeus with the Christian understanding of creation. In Late Antiquity, the concordance of Plato with Aristotle was considered the most important issue, whereas in early modern times, the confrontation with the new mathematical physics offered possibilities for a fresh assessment of Plato’s explanation of the cosmos. The present volume has three sections corresponding to these three periods of interpreting the Timaeus, each sectionis introduced by a synthesis of the main issues at discussion. This ‘epochal’ approach gives this volume its particular character.

Thomas Leinkauf – Carlos Steel

Thomas Leinkauf

I. Spätantike

Franco Ferrari (Salerno)
Interpretare il Timeo

Christoph Helmig (Leuven)
Die Weltentstehung des Timaios – zum kosmologischen Hintergrund von Plutarchs De sera numinis vindicta 550 D-E

Walter Mesch (Heidelberg)
Plotins Deutung der platonischen Weltseele. Zur antiken Rezeptionsgeschichte von Timaios 35 A

Jan Opsomer (Köln)
A craftsman and his handmaiden. Demiurgy according to PLotinus

Alain Lernould (Lille)
En quoi la physique du Timée est-elle encore selon Proclus un ‘eikos logos’?

Carlos Steel (Leuven)
Proclus’ defence of the Timaeus against Aristotle’s abjections. A reconstruction of a lost polemical treatise

Guy Guldentops (Leuven)
Plato’s Timaeus in Simplicius’ In de caelo. A confrontation with Alexander

II. Mittelalter

Andreas Speer (Köln)
Lectio physica. Anmerkungen zur Timaios-Rezeption im Mittelalter

Theo Kobusch (Bonn)
Der Timaios in Chartres

Edouard Jeauneau (Paris)
Du désordre à l’ordre (Timée 30 A)

Alexander Fidora (Frankfurt/M)
Die Ursachenlehre des Isaak von Stella im Anschluss and Platons Timaios

Ada Neschke-Hentschke (Lausanne)
Die iustitia naturalis gemäss Platos Timaios in den Deutungen der Dekretisten des XII. Jahrhunderts. Ein Beitrag zur Archäologie der Menschenrechte

Paul Edward Dutton (Burnady)
Holding women in common. A particular Platonic problem for the twelfth century

Henryk Anzulewicz (Bonn)
Die Timaios-Rezeption bei Albertus Magnus

III. Renaissance/Frühe Neuzeit

Thomas Leinkauf (Münster)
Aspekte und Perspektiven der Präsenz des Timaios in Renaissance und Früher Neuzeit

James Hankins (Harvard)
Plato’s psychogony in the later Renaissance: changing attitudes to the christianization of pagan philosophy

Mischa Von Perger (Neusäss)
Paolo Benis Timaios-Kommentar – eine christliche Kritik an aristotelischen und neuplatonischen Interpretationen

Karin Hartbecke (Halle)
Der Timaios in der französischen Aufklärung


Thomas Leinkauf

Carlos Steel

Carlos Steel is emeritus professor of ancient and medieval philosophy at KU Leuven and director of the “Aristoteles Latinus” project.

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