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By Daniele Iozzia

ISBN-10: 1350007935

ISBN-13: 9781350007932

ISBN-10: 1472572327

ISBN-13: 9781472572325

while aesthetics as a self-discipline didn't exist sooner than the trendy age, historical philosophers supply many insights approximately good looks and paintings. In overdue Antiquity Plotinus faced the matter of good looks and the price of the humanities. Plotinus' reflections have a major function within the improvement of the idea that of the worth of inventive mind's eye throughout the Renaissance and the Romantic period, yet he additionally stimulated the creative style of his time.

Aesthetic topics in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism reconstructs the cultured philosophical perspectives of overdue Antiquity, and their relation to inventive construction of the time. by means of reading the resonance of Plotinus' inspiration with modern artists and with Christian thinkers, together with Gregory of Nyssa, the ebook demonstrates the significance of Plotinus' treatise On Beauty for the improvement of past due historic aesthetics. The Cappadocian fathers' curiosity in Plotinus is explored, in addition to the ensuing legacy of the pagan thinker's philosophy inside Christian proposal, corresponding to the concept that of attractiveness and the narration of the contemplative experience.

Uniquely making use of philological and philosophical perception, in addition to exploring either pagan and Christian philosophy, Aesthetic issues in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism represents the 1st accomplished synthesis of aesthetic considered overdue Antiquity.

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