Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism, Volume 1: The Latin Tradition

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Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism, Volume 1: The Latin Tradition

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“It is generally agreed that those types of philosophy that are loosely called Platonic and Neoplatonic played a crucial role in the history of European culture during the centuries between antiquity and the Renaissance. However, until now no scholar has attempted to describe the evolution of these forms of thought in a single comprehensive academic study.” So writes Stephen Gersh in the preface to Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism: The Latin Tradition.

Stephen Gersh s two-volume survey of Platonic influences upon the Middle Ages focuses on questions that are basic to scholars of medieval philosophy, history, and literature: What was the influence of Plato s philosophy during the Middle Ages? Is it correct to consider earlier medieval philosophy as Platonic? How do Platonism and Neoplatonism differ? What do Platonic and Neoplatonic modes of thought have to do with Plato?

Most medieval philosophers developed their doctrines without access to the greatest intellectua