ISIDORE OF ALEXANDRIA ,'Greek philosopher and one of the last of the Neoplatonists, lived in Athens and Alexandria towards the end of the 5th century A.D . He became
See also:head of the school in Athens in succession to
See also:Marinus who followed
See also:Proclus . His views alienated the chief members of the school and he was compelled to resign his position to Hegias . He is known principally as the
See also:preceptor of
See also:Damascius whose testimony to him in the
See also:Life of Isidorus presents him in a very favourable
See also:light as a man and a thinker . It is generally admitted, however, that he was rather an enthusiast than a thinker; reasoning with him was subsidiary to inspiration, and he preferred the theories of Pythagoras and
See also:Plato to the unimaginative logic and the
See also:practical ethics of the
See also:Stoics and the Aristotelians . He seems to have given loose
See also:rein to a sort of theosophical
See also:speculation and attached
See also:great importance to dreams and waking visions on which he used to expatiate in his public discourses . Damascius' Life is preserved by Photius in the Bibliotheca, and the fragments are printed in the
See also:Didot edition of
See also:Diogenes Laertius . See
See also:Agathias, Hist. ii . 30; Photius, Bibliotheca, 181; and histories of
See also:Neoplatonism .
ISHTIB, or ISTIB (anc. Astibon, Slay. Shtipliye or ...
ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, or ISIDORUS HISPALENSIS (c. 56o...
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