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In De Partibus Animalium I Aristotle units out his philosophy of biology, discussing reason, necessity, soul, genus, and species, definition by means of logical department, and common method. In De Generatione Animalium I he applies his hylomorphic philosophy to the matter of animal replica. the interpretation is shut, and comprises passages from De Generatione Animalium II which whole Aristotle's thought of replica. The notes interpret Aristotle's arguments and talk about his perspectives on significant matters reminiscent of average teleology.

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During a rebellion (484–488/9) in the reign of Emperor Zeno, “Hellenic” associates were persecuted. In Alexandria philosophers suffered (Hist. phil. 119), and two prominent theurgists Horapollo and Heraiscus were tortured (Hist. phil. 117a–c), while Damascius and his teacher Isidorus escaped to join Asclepiodotus of Alexandria, a dear student of Proclus’, who flourished in the city of Aphrodisias, in Caria near Lycia. In his last five years Proclus’ health deteriorated, his exceptional adherence to “his harsh and insupportable diet .

Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides There is evidence that some Byzantine intellectuals were familiar with Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides. Given Proclus’ intention of defending the Platonic theory of Forms against the Aristotelian critique and the consequently elaborate discussion of those Forms in the first part of his text, it is perhaps not surprising to find Eustratios of Nicaea exploiting the distinction between the discursive thinking of Soul and the nondiscursive thinking of Intellect that is associated by Proclus with different levels of Forms.

20 19 20 For solar eclipses and possible year of Proclus’ death, see Schove (1984), 83, including references to earlier survey works. g. Proclus, In Parm. 2–39; on μειράκιον Alcibiades as the preparative stage in philosophical training, Olympiodorus, In Alc. 7; on child–adolescent–man, twenty years, in Plato, Proclus’ life, works, and education of the soul 41 The subsequent ages of (twenty-one implied), twenty-eight, forty-two, seventy, fall into a pattern of seven: a highly meaningful number in the (Neo)Pythagoreanism known to Proclus and applied to a scheme of the significant ages of man.

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