This work by Laurence Rosan's has long been considered one of the finest overviews of late Platonic teaching. First published in 1949, it helped bring about a re-evaluation of Proclus and his work by modern scholars. Its clear, sympathetic approach allows the reader to follow, in the words of Rosan, 'one of the most fascinating dialectics the human mind has conceived.' For Proclus, philosophy is an inner discipline, a path to enlightenment. He draws from ancient mystery celebrations, mythological dramas, inspired oracles, and Plato himself. Proclus presents to the meditative student a system which some have called 'profoundly beautiful'; Rosan gives his readers a framework to approach it. This new edition benefits from a revised bibliography kindly provided by Christoph Helmig and Sabrina Lange of Humboldt-Universitat Berlin.
N.l: Prometheus Trust. Hardback, 308 pages. New.