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Steel, Carlos G.

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Works: 312 works in 738 publications in 9 languages and 8,675 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Trivia and miscellanea  FAQs  Commentaries  Examinations 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Honoree, Annotator, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor, win, Opponent, Publishing director, Thesis advisor
Classifications: BR65.M413, 220.6
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Most widely held works by Carlos G Steel
'Simplicius' : on Aristotle on the soul 3.6-13 by Carlos G Steel( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 825 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
Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos in the translation of William of Moerbeke = Claudii Ptolemaei liber iudicialium by Claudius Ptolemy( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and Latin and held by 690 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
Proclus : ten problems concerning providence by Proclus( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries 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
Paganism in the Middle Ages : threat and fascination by Carlos Steel( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 571 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, Amazon.com
On the existence of evils by Proclus( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 494 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 the mere privation of form. 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."--Jacket
On Theophrastus on sense-perception by Priskianos Lydos( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 478 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
On providence by Proclus( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries 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. 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? Notwithstanding 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."--BOOK JACKET
Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha : Symposium Aristotelicum by Symposium Aristotelicum( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 299 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
Procli In Platonis Parmenidem commentaria by Proclus( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 275 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 new critical edition is based on an exhaustive study of both the Greek tradition and the medieval Latin translation."--Jacket
Ten questions on providence by Proclus( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximi Confessoris Quaestiones ad Thalassium by Maximus( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's animals in the Middle Ages and Renaissance( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Dutch and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaire sur le Parménide de Platon by Proclus( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in French and Latin and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On difficulties in Sacred Scripture : the responses to Thalassios by Máximo( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Greek, Modern and French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maximos the Confessor (ca. 580-662) is now widely recognized as one of the greatest theological thinkers, not simply in the entire canon of Greek patristic literature, but in the Christian tradition as a whole. A peripatetic monk and prolific writer, his penetrating theological vision found expression in an unparalleled synthesis of biblical exegesis, ascetic spirituality, patristic theology, and Greek philosophy, which is as remarkable for its conceptual sophistication as for its labyrinthine style of composition. On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture, presented here for the first time in a complete English translation (including the 465 scholia), contains Maximos's virtuosic theological interpretations of sixty-five difficult passages from the Old and New Testaments. Because of its great length, along with its linguistic and conceptual difficulty, the work as a whole has been largely neglected. Yet alongside the Ambigua to John, On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture: The Responses to Thalassios deserves to be ranked as the Confessor's greatest work and one of the most important patristic treatises on the interpretation of Scripture, combining the interconnected traditions of monastic devotion to the Bible, the biblical exegesis of Origen, the sophisticated symbolic theology of Dionysius the Areopagite, and the rich spiritual anthropology of Greek Christian asceticism inspired by the Cappadocian Fathers"--front flap
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 )

14 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 123 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

10 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle on the soul 3.6-13 by Pseudo-Simplicius( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 108 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
 
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On the existence of evilsOn Theophrastus on sense-perceptionOn providenceProcli In Platonis Parmenidem commentariaTen questions on providenceAristotle's animals in the Middle Ages and RenaissancePlatonic ideas and concept formation in ancient and medieval thought
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