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dc.contributor.authorRiggs, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T14:12:15Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01T14:12:15Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationRiggs, T. (2016). In Search of the Good : The Role of Recognition in Proclus and Maximus the Confessor. <i>Open Theology</i>, <i>2</i>, 457-470. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2016-0037" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2016-0037</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_33089561
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65707
dc.description.abstractThe concept of recognition is increasing in importance in political and social philosophy as a means of explaining and dealing conceptually with the problems of multiculturalism. Nevertheless, the phenomena which this concept signifies, namely human capacities for intersubjectivity, belong to human beings even before the development of the modern concept. This article explores how the content of the concept of recognition plays a role in two Platonic philosophies of Late Antiquity, those of the Neoplatonic philosopher Proclus and the Christian philosopher, monk and theologian Maximus the Confessor. It is shown that their versions of a metaphysics of the Good provides the foundation for a moral and ethical vision of human life which makes recognitive judgements – which make acts of recognition possible – a necessity for human action. Although proper recognition pertains to the rational recognition of the First Cause as the true end of all human action, nevertheless Proclus and Maximus make recognitive judgements not only possible but a necessary function of even the lower, irrational faculties of soul. In this way, they explain how human beings have an innate capacity at all levels of cognition for recognizing things and other people as goods to be pursued or avoided.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDe Gruyter
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOpen Theology
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherfilosofinen psykologia
dc.subject.otherphilosophical psychology
dc.titleIn Search of the Good : The Role of Recognition in Proclus and Maximus the Confessor
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201910014295
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineFilosofiafi
dc.contributor.oppiainePhilosophyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange457-470
dc.relation.issn2300-6579
dc.relation.volume2
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2016 Timothy Riggs
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dc.subject.ysoplatonismi
dc.subject.ysointersubjektiivisuus
dc.subject.ysometafysiikka
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7311
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p16010
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1059
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1515/opth-2016-0037


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