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Ficino And The God Of The Platonists

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The Platonic Theology is plainly Ficino's magnum opus in the area of theology and intended by him to be so. Ficino focuses on the human soul and its personal immortality. The subtitle of his treatise, after all, is 'On the Immortality of Souls'. His whole first book is taken up with proofs of the immateriality and immortality of the soul, leading up from body, through enmattered form, or 'quality', to immaterial, rational soul, to pure intellect, and ultimately to God himself. Proclus talks regularly of a multiplicity of gods (hoi theoi), united with one another though these may be as divine henads, while it is crucial for Ficino, as a Christian, to establish God's absolute uniqueness. This chapter focuses on the treatise rather ponderously titled On the Presence of Being, One and the Same, Everywhere as a Whole, divided by Porphyry into two, and presented as Ennead VI. 4-5.

Keywords: Ficino; God; Platonic Theology; Platonists; Proclus

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