By Anna Marmodoro,Brian D. Prince

Written by means of a gaggle of major students, this designated choice of essays investigates the perspectives of either pagan and Christian philosophers on causation and the production of the cosmos. dependent in components, the quantity first seems to be at divine organisation and the way past due old thinkers, together with the Stoics, Plotinus, Porphyry, Simplicius, Philoponus and Gregory of Nyssa, tackled questions akin to: is the cosmos everlasting? Did it come from not anything or from anything pre-existing? How was once it prompted to come back into life? Is it fabric or immaterial? the second one half appears at questions touching on human corporation and accountability, together with the matter of evil and the character of will, contemplating thinkers resembling Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus, and Augustine. Highlighting essentially the most very important and fascinating facets of those philosophical debates, the amount could be of serious curiosity to upper-level scholars and students of philosophy, classics, theology, and historic history.

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