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Raoul Mortley

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Chapter Vi. Proclus And Positive Negation, Raoul Mortley Feb 2009

Chapter Vi. Proclus And Positive Negation, Raoul Mortley

Raoul Mortley

[Chapter Contents]: Desire for the One, 97; the theological Parmenides, 98; Proclus on names, 99; geometry and Euclid as the background for the via negativa, 103; privation, 106; the positive value of negation, 107; negation and privation, 108; being and negation, 109; Proclus and Hegel, 110; hypernegation, 110; negation as a test of conditional statements, 113; negation the "mother of affirmation", 114; the negation of negation and ultimate silence, 116; Beierwaltes' interpretation, 117; language rejected, 118.