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Steel, Carlos G.

Works: 183 works in 642 publications in 9 languages and 7,568 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Commentaries 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: B378, 184
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Most widely held works by Carlos G Steel
Maximi Confessoris Quaestiones ad Thalassium by Maximus( Book )

40 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the existence of evils by Proclus( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proclus' On the Existence of Evils is not a commentary, but helps to compensate for the dearth of Neoplatonist ethical commentaries. The central question addressed in the work is: how can there be evil in a providential world? Neoplatonists agree that it cannot be caused by higher and worthier beings. Plotinus had said that evil is matter, which, unlike Aristotle, he collapsed into mere privation or lack, thus reducing its reality. He also protected higher causes from responsibility by saying that evil may result from a combination of goods. Proclus objects: evil is real, and not a privation. Rather, it is a parasite feeding off good. Parasites have no proper cause, and higher beings are thus vindicated as being the causes only of the good off which evil feeds."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Theophrastus on sense-perception by Priscianus( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simplicius and Priscian were two of the seven Neoplatonists who left Athens when the Christian Emperor Justinian closed the paganschool there in A.D. 529. The commentaries ascribed to them on works on sense-perception, one by Aristotle and one by his successor Theophrastus, are translated here in this single volume. Both commentaries give a highly Neoplatonic reading to their Aristotelian subjects and tell us much about late Neoplatonist psychology. This volume is also designed to enable readers to assess a recent major controversy: it has been argued by Carlos Steel and Fernand Bossier that the commentary ascribed to Simplicius is in fact by Priscian, and their article, hitherto only available in Dutch, is here published in revised form and in English for the first time. This book therefore contains all the evidence necessary for readers to judge this intriguing question for themselves."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Procli In Platonis Parmenidem commentaria by Proclus( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Commentary on Plato's Parmenides by Proclus (AD 412-85) is the most important document from ancient philosophy on the interpretation of this enigmatic dialogue, and has had a crucial influence on all subsequent readings. In Proclus' interpretation, the Parmenides provides the argumentative and conceptual framework for a scientific theology wherein all mythological discourse about the gods can be integrated. Its exposition was therefore the culmination of the curriculum of the Platonic school. This theological reading of the Parmenides persisted, through the medium of Ficino, until the nineteenth century. This volume, containing Books I-III, is the first of three volumes to replace the edition of V. Cousin (Paris, 1864). This new critical edition is based on an exhaustive study of both the Greek tradition and the medieval Latin translation."--BOOK JACKET
On providence by Proclus( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha : Symposium Aristotelicum by Symposium Aristotelicum( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 18th 'Symposium Aristotelicum', dedicated to the first Book of Aristotle's 'Metaphysics', was held in Leuven July 7-13, 2008; it was hosted by the international center Aristoteles latinus and the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy. Seminar sessions were held in the premises of the Irish College and at the Royal Academy in Brussels. This is a key text for the reconstruction of the early history of Greek philosophy, and sets the agenda for Aristotle's project of wisdom. Included is a new edition of the Greek text, and an introduction which examines its divergent traditions.--Source inconnue
Aristotle's animals in the Middle Ages and Renaissance( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing self : a study on the soul in later Neoplatonism : Iamblichus, Damascius and Priscianus by Carlos G Steel( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paganism in the Middle Ages : threat and fascination by Carlos G Steel( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, the persistence, resurgence, threat, fascination, and repression of various forms of pagan culture are studied in an interdisciplinary perspective from late antiquity to the upcoming Renaissance. The contributions deal with the survival of pagan beliefs and practices as well as with the Christianization of pagan rural populations and with the different strategies of oppression of pagan beliefs. They deal with the problems raised by the encounter with pagan cultures outside the Muslim world and examine how philosophers attempted to "save" the great philosophers and poets from ancient culture notwithstanding their paganism. The contributors also study the fascination of classic "pagan" culture among friars in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the imitation of pagan models of virtue and mythology in Renaissance poetry."--Book description,
Proclus et la Théologie platonicienne : actes du Colloque international de Louvain, 13-16 mai 1998, en l'honneur de H.D. Saffrey et L.G. Westerink by Colloque international de Louvain-la-Neuve( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaire sur le Parménide de Platon by Proclus( Book )

in Latin and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions à Thalassios by Maximus( Book )

in French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platonic ideas and concept formation in ancient and medieval thought( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iohannes Scottus Eriugena : the Bible and hermeneutics : proceedings of the Ninth International Colloquium of the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies, held at Leuven and Louvain-La-Neuve, June 7-10, 1995 by Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'élaboration du vocabulaire philosophique au Moyen âge : actes du colloque international de Louvain-la-Neuve et Leuven, 12-14 septembre 1998, organisé par la Société internationale pour l'étude de la philosophie médiévale by International Society for the Study of Medieval Philosophy( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois études sur la providence by Proclus( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos in the translation of William of Moerbeke = Claudii Ptolemaei liber iudicialium by Ptolemy( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Latin and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First modern edition of the William of Moerbeke's Latin translation of Ptolemy's 'Tetrabiblos' or 'Quadripartitum opus'. Ptolemy's treatise (composed after 141 AD) offers a systematic overview of astrological science and had, together with his 'Almagest', an enormous influence up until the 17th century. In the Latin Middle Ages the work was mostly known through translations from the Arabic. William of Moerbeke's translation was made directly from the Greek and it is a major scholarly achievement manifesting not only Moerbeke's genius as a translator, but also as a scientist. The edition is accompanied by extensive Greek-Latin indices, which give evidence of Moerbeke's astonishing enrichment of the Latin vocabulary, which he needed both to translate the technical scientific vocabulary and to cope with the many new terms Ptolemy created. The introduction examines Moerbeke's translation method and situates the Latin translation within the tradition of the Greek text
Ten questions on providence by Proclus( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Simplicius' : on Aristotle on the soul 3.6-13 by Carlos G Steel( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation in the commentary series on Aristotle discusses the objects of the intellect, practical reasoning and the interaction between desire and cognition
Proclus: Ten Problems Concerning Providence by Proclus( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'The universe is, as it were, one machine, wherein the celestial spheres are analogous to the interlocking wheels and the particular beings are like the things moved by the wheels, and all events are determined by an inescapable necessity. To speak of free choice or self determination is only an illusion we human beings cherish.' Thus writes Theodore the engineer to his old friend Proclus, one of the last major Classical philosophers. Proclus' reply is one of the most remarkable discussions on fate, providence and free choice in Late Antiquity. It continues a long debate that had started with the first polemics of the Platonists against the Stoic doctrine of determinism. How can there be a place for free choice and moral responsibility in a world governed by an unalterable fate? Proclus discusses ten problems on providence and fate, foreknowledge of the future, human responsibility, evil and punishment (or seemingly absence of punishment), social and individual responsibility for evil, and the unequal fate of different animals. Until now, despite its great interest, Proclus' treatise has not received the attention it deserves, probably because its text is not very accessible to the modern reader. It has survived only in a Latin medieval translation and in some extensive Byzantine Greek extracts. This first English translation, based on a retro-conversion that works out what the original Greek must have been, brings the arguments he formulates again to the fore
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Procli In Platonis Parmenidem commentaria
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On Theophrastus on sense-perceptionProcli In Platonis Parmenidem commentariaOn providenceAristotle's animals in the Middle Ages and RenaissancePlatonic ideas and concept formation in ancient and medieval thoughtTen questions on providenceProclus: Ten Problems Concerning Providence