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Layne, Danielle A.

Works: 7 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 1,247 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author
Classifications: B317, 183.2
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Most widely held works by Danielle A Layne
The Neoplatonic Socrates by Harold Tarrant( )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the name Socrates invokes a powerful idealization of wisdom and nobility that would surprise many of his contemporaries, who excoriated the philosopher for corrupting youth. The problem of who Socrates "really" was-the true history of his activities and beliefs-has long been thought insoluble, and most recent Socratic studies have instead focused on reconstructing his legacy and tracing his ideas through other philosophical traditions. But this scholarship has neglected to examine closely a period of philosophy that has much to reveal about what Socrates stood for and how he taught: the Neoplatonic tradition of the first six centuries C.E., which at times decried or denied his importance yet relied on his methods. In 'The Neoplatonic Socrates', leading scholars in classics and philosophy address this gap by examining Neoplatonic attitudes toward the Socratic method, Socratic love, Socrates's divine mission and moral example, and the much-debated issue of moral rectitude. Collectively, they demonstrate the importance of Socrates for the majority of Neoplatonists, a point that has often been questioned owing to the comparative neglect of surviving commentaries on the Alcibiades, Gorgias, Phaedo, and Phaedrus, in favor of dialogues dealing explicitly with metaphysical issues. Supplemented with a contextualizing introduction and a substantial appendix detailing where evidence for Socrates can be found in the extant literature, 'The Neoplatonic Socrates' makes a clear case for the significant place Socrates held in the education and philosophy of late antiquity. Contributors: Crystal Addey, James M. Ambury, John F. Finamore, Michael Griffin, Marilynn Lawrence, Danielle A. Layne, Christina-Panagiota Manolea, Francois Renaud, Geert Roskam, Harold Tarrant
Brill's companion to the reception of Plato in antiquity by Dirk Baltzly( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brill's companion to the reception of Plato in Antiquity offers a comprehensive account of the ways in which ancient readers responded to Plato, as philosopher, as author, and more generally as a central figure in the intellectual heritage of Classical Greece, from his death in the fourth century BCE until the Platonist and Aristotelian commentators in the sixth century CE
Proclus and his legacy by Danielle A Layne( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proclus and his Legacy' bridges a gap in scholarship, specifically the last great head of the Platonic Academy, Proclus, and his influence in the history of philosophy and theology. These essays offer not only a companion to Late Antique metaphysics, epistemology, theology and ethics; it also explores his reception in the immediate Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions within the mediaeval, renaissance and modern eras
Proclus and his Legacy( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume investigates Proclus' own thought and his wide-ranging influence within late Neoplatonic, Alexandrine and Byzantinian philosophy and theology. It further explores how Procline metaphysics and doctrines of causality influence and transition into Arabic and Islamic thought, up until Richard Hooker in England, Spinoza in Holland and Pico in Italy. John Dillon provides a helpful overview of Proclus' thought, Harold Tarrant discusses Proclus' influence within Alexandrian philosophy and Tzvi Langermann presents ground breaking work on the Jewish reception of Proclus, focusing on the work of Joseph Solomon Delmedigo (1591-1655), while Stephen Gersh presents a comprehensive synopsis of Proclus' reception throughout Christendom. The volume also presents works from notable scholars like Helen Lang, Sarah Wear and Crystal Addey and has a considerable strength in its presentation of Pseudo-Dionysius, Proclus' transmission and development in Arabic philosophy and the problem of the eternity of the world. It will be important for anyone interested in the development and transition of ideas from the late ancient world onwards
The Neoplatonic Socrates( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platonic pathways : selected papers from the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The neoplatonic Soctatesł( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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