• Phantasia between Soul and Body in Proclus' Euclid Commentary

    Author(s):
    D. Gregory MacIsaac (see profile)
    Date:
    2001
    Group(s):
    Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    euclid, Neoplatonism, phantasia, Proclus, Classics
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/dz8j-z463
    Abstract:
    Proclus discusses imagination (phantasia) in the second prologue to his Euclid commentary. In his discussion, he describes phantasia in terms which make it seem like a passive screen, onto which geometrical figures are projected. However, he also speaks of phantasia in this text in terms which make it seem active, as if it were the projector rather than the screen receiving projections. In this paper I will clarify Proclus' doctrine of phantasia in the Euclid commentary, by situating it within his more general theory of discursive reason (dianoia).
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