Physics and Philosophy of Nature in Greek Neoplatonism: by Riccardo Chiaradonna, Franco Trabattoni

By Riccardo Chiaradonna, Franco Trabattoni

Conventional scholarship has as a rule overlooked the philosophy of nature of Greek Neoplatonism; within the final a long time, notwithstanding, this angle replaced greatly: normal philosophy has more and more been considered as a vital point of overdue old idea; moreover, a number of reports defined the outstanding historic legacy of Neoplatonic physics. construction in this new curiosity, the 10 papers released the following be aware of Neoplatonic philosophy of nature from Plotinus to Simplicius, on its major conceptual gains and on its relation to the former philosophical and clinical traditions. The papers have been awarded on the overseas convention, backed through the eu technological know-how origin, held at Castelvecchio Pascoli, June 2006. This collective quantity makes a brand new contribution to the certainty of Greek Neoplatonism and of its historic importance.

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C’est sans doute qu’en réalité, ses motivations relèvent plutôt de la cosmologie que de la physique. Car c’est la cosmologie aristotélicienne qui paraît à l’époque la mieux à même de fonder l’éternité des objets de l’astronomie—puisque les mouvements circulaires procèdent dans ce cadre d’une substance inaltérable et incorruptible. Un certain manque d’unité, cependant, caractérisait la cinématique d’Aristote : autant le mouvement circu- 26 Cf. , Tetr. 2 1. contre le mouvement rectiligne naturel 33 laire du supralunaire pouvait être considéré comme un état, autant le mouvement rectiligne du sublunaire semblait afficher un double statut, les textes aristotéliciens hésitant entre deux modèles.

Aristote et Ptolémée à sa suite, ô très noble Pierre, disent que l’inclination est le genre commun de la pesanteur et de la légèreté.

Aristote et Ptolémée à sa suite, ô très noble Pierre, disent que l’inclination est le genre commun de la pesanteur et de la légèreté.

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