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The Pythagorean idea that numbers are the key to understanding reality inspired philosophers in late Antiquity (4th and 5th centuries A.D.) to develop theories in physics and metaphysics based on mathematical models. This book draws on some newly discovered evidence, including fragments of Iamblichus's On Pythagoreanism, to examine these early theories and trace their influence on later Neoplatonists (particularly Proclus and Syrianus) and on medieval and early modern philosophy.
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Dominic J. O'Meara is at University of Fribourg.Review:
"Exemplary....Commendable in its balance, clarity, and judiciousness."--Ancient Philosophy
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110198244851