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Iamblichus of Chalcis (c. 240-c. 325 C.E.), successor to Plotinus and Porphyry, gave new lifestyles to Neoplatonism together with his many philosophical and spiritual refinements. as soon as considered as a religio-magical quack, Iamblichus is now obvious as a philosophical innovator who harmonized not just Platonic philosophy with spiritual ritual but in addition Platonism with the traditional philosophical and spiritual culture. development on contemporary scholarship on Iamblichean philosophy, the 10 papers during this quantity discover a variety of elements of Iamblichus' oeuvre. those papers aid convey that Iamblichus re-invented Neoplatonism and made it the foremost institution of philosophy for hundreds of years after his dying.

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