By Thomas Benatouil, Mauro Bonazzi
Stories of the idea of theoria and of the contemplative lifestyles have usually been limited to Plato and Aristotle. This quantity indicates that aspirations to contemplation and the lifetime of the mind survived lengthy after the classical interval, becoming issues of heated debates, strong arguments and unique purposes through the Hellenistic, imperial, and past due vintage classes. The creation makes an attempt to reconstruct the entire difficulties touching on the contemplative existence in Antiquity, and the twelve papers, written via individual students, supply a radical learn of the appropriation, feedback and transformation of Plato’s and Aristotle’s positions at the contemplative existence, together with its epistemological and metaphysical starting place. the amount levels from Theophrastus to the top of Antiquity, together with Jewish and Christian authors, with a spotlight on Platonism from Cicero to Damascius.