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Fragments of the Lost Writings of Proclus

by Thomas Taylor


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Proclus (b. circa. 412 C.E., d. 485) was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher. This is a short book of translations of fragments of Proclus by Thomas Taylor (b. 1758 d. 1835), the English Neoplatonist and translator of Aristotle, Plato and Orpheus.

Title Page
On Light
In Defence of the Timæus of Plato, against the Objections made to it by Aristotle
Extracts from the commentary of Simplicius on Aristotle
From the Treatise in which a Solution is given of Ten Doubts against Providence
From the Fifth Book of Proclus on the Timæus of Plato

Arguments in Proof of the Eternity of the World

Argument the First
Argument the Second
Argument the Third
Argument the Fourth
Argument the Fifth
Argument the Sixth
Argument the Seventh
Argument the Eighth
Argument the Ninth
Argument the Tenth.
Argument the Eleventh
Argument the Twelfth
Argument the Thirteenth
Argument the Fourteenth
Argument the Fifteenth
Argument the Sixteenth
Argument the Seventeenth
Argument the Eighteenth


Concerning Place
From Olympiodorus, in Aristot. Meteor.
From the MS. Commentary of Proclus on the Tenth Book of the Republic of Plato