319. Georgia on My Mind: Petritsi and the Proclus Revival
The Neoplatonist Proclus gets mixed reviews from Christians, as Nicholas of Methone refutes him but the Georgian philosopher Ioane Petritsi helps to revive his thought.
• L. Alexidze (trans.), Ioane Petrizi: Kommentar zur Elementatio theologica des Proklos (Amsterdam: 2009).
• P. Adamson and F. Karfik, “Proclus’ Legacy,” in All From One: a Guide to Proclus, ed. P. d’Hoine and M. Martijn (Oxford: 2016), 290-321.
• L. Alexidze, “The Supreme One: Its Transcendence and its ‘Kataphatic’ Characteristics in Ioane Petritsi’s Philosophy,” Bochumer philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter 20 (2017), 63-86.
• D. Calma (ed.), Reading Proclus and the Book of Causes, vol.2 (Leiden: 2021).
• S. Gersh (ed.), Interpreting Proclus: from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Cambridge: 2014).
• L. Gigineishvili, The Platonic Theology of Ioane Petrisi (Piscataway: 2007).
• S. Mariev (ed.), Byzantine Perspectives on Neoplatonism (Berlin: 2017).
• G. Podskalsky, “Nicholas von Methone und die Proklos-Renaissance in Byzanz,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 42 (1976), 509-23.
• J.M. Robinson, “Dionysius against Proclus: the Apophatic Critique of Nicholas of Methone’s Refutation of the Elements of Theology,” in D.D. Butorac and D.A. Layne (eds), Proclus and his Legacy (Berlin: 2017), 249-69.
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My thanks to Joshua Robinson and Lela Alexidze for their help with this episode!