By Anna Marmodoro,Brian D. Prince

Written by means of a bunch of prime students, this certain choice of essays investigates the perspectives of either pagan and Christian philosophers on causation and the production of the cosmos. established in components, the amount first appears to be like at divine company and the way overdue 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 whatever pre-existing? How used to be it triggered to return into lifestyles? Is it fabric or immaterial? the second one half seems to be at questions relating human business enterprise and accountability, together with the matter of evil and the character of will, contemplating thinkers similar to Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus, and Augustine. Highlighting probably the most very important and fascinating facets of those philosophical debates, the amount can be of significant curiosity to upper-level scholars and students of philosophy, classics, theology, and historical history.

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