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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ... ADDITIONAL NOTES Vos. I. P. I. BccMiuf m, yp, rt, t f noj. It U a remarkable historical fact, u I have observed in my History of the Restoration of the Platonic Theology, that the philosophy of Plato was in a manner lost for many centuries after the death of its gnat matter. For its depths were not penetrated prior to Plotinut, who lived about two hundred and fifty yean after the hirth of Christ. P. 2. Jamkhcktu mt Tkeodorui. Both these philutnphcn were the disciples of Porphyry. For an account of the former, of whom the Emperor Julian says, that he was posterior indeed in time to Plato, but not in genius, see my History of the Restoration of the Platonic Theology, annexed to my translation of Pmclui on Euclid. P. 5. Being hkevut apartakerof tht dialectic of Pint, . The dialectic of Plato is very different from the dialectic which is conversant with opinion, aad it accurately lores tigs led in the Topics of Aristotle. For the business of this first of sciences, is to employ definitions, divisions, analysations, aud demonstrations, as primary sciences in the investigation of causes- imitating the progressior. of beings from the tint principle ofthiugs, and their continual convenion to, i, as the ulnmate object of desire. ** But there Proe. Vot. are three energies, says Prod us (la MS.