The Metaphysical Meaning of the Musical Scale of Plato’s Timaeus in Proclus

Sebastian F. Moro Tornese

The numbers of the Timaeus have a significance that goes beyond their mathematical meaning; mathematics is employed analogically to express an intrinsic kinship between metaphysical principles and their effects of beauty and order in reality.

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Originally published as a chapter of Reason and No-reason from Ancient Philosophy to Neurosciences. Old parameters, new perspectives. Academia Verlag, 2017.