A Study of Spiritual Motion in the Philosophy of Proclus by Stephen Gersh

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BIBLIOGRAPHY), analysis of a number of related concepts such as infinity, and the 'indefinite dyad'. Beierwaltes 1965, p. 97. This passage paraphrases Proclus' remark (Th. PI. 135) 4 68

Th. 44. 26-27): ~i yhp & r r h ~ p a m a ~ x p b ~i a u z b x a d cplhv xarl l a r ~T&LOV &v x p b ~E a w b k m m p o ( ~ ~ . The last phrase in this passage dearly implies that the completeness is the result of the reversion, and not simply an accompaniment to it. It is now perhaps possible to attempt a real definition of this concept, but first we must put the very question about this manifestation of power which was earlier asked about the powers involved in procession and reversion respectively.

133. (ii) Elements of intellect are contained in other hypostases according to the rules of triadic subdivision which we have already discussed at some length. Each of these elements will be a plenitude of Forms, and so the result will be that other hypostases contain Forms. (iii) The most important consideration is the fact that Proclus sees the Forms as being individually linked with h & 8 c s , as in the passage which is found at in Parm. 803. 6ff. The unities preside over the successive triadic subdivisions, and so in a sense the Forms will also have a link with these subdivisions.

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