Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism, Volume 2: The Latin Tradition

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Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism, Volume 2: 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 Middle Ages. However, until now no scholar has attempted to describe the evolution of these forms of thought in a single comprehensive academic study. Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism is the first full-scale study to bridge the gap between ancient and medieval thought.

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