He argues that the most important evidence, a passage in Iamblichus that distinguishes between "mathematical" and "acousmatic" Pythagoreanism
, presents material from Aristotle's lost works on the Pythagoreans.
Kennedy claims that Plato's philosophy is 'Fundamentally Pythagorean' (27) and that: 'Stichometric analyses find unexpected evidence for Pythagoreanism
in the dialogues themselves.
This omission belies a kind of repression of the way in which one of America's "founding fathers" traces the revolution within his way of life--and by extension, within America itself--to the philosophy of vegetarianism or pythagoreanism
at the centre of eighteenth-century intellectual life.
This work was to be done by Plato manifestly in his later dialogues, and it is not surprising that to this period belong also, attesting to the flavour of Pythagoreanism
(Gadamer 1999b:142), Plato's strictest announcements on infinity, although we cannot put the sign of equivalence between Plato's notions of infinity and 'not-being'.
Traces of Pythagoreanism
are apparent even in Beveridge's Arithmetices: a multiplication table treating single-digit numbers is labelled "Tabula Pythagorica" (Beveridge, Institutionum 233).
Kalasiris' ascetic and itinerant lifestyle, together with his physical appearance, align him rather more with Pythagoreanism
than with the Isis cult of which he was high priest.
A belief in metempsychosis seems to have been a feature of ancient Pythagoreanism
and remained surprisingly persistent, mutating not only into various forms in Western thought but, in conjunction with Indian conceptions of reincarnation, spreading into the Islamic world, where theologians and philosophers sought to suppress it for centuries.
As a classicist and historian of religion, he focuses on the Greek origins of the notion of an immortal soul (which he locates in Pythagoreanism
and Orphism); the idea of resurrection (considered as a distinctive and decisive element of Christian faith in the context of Jewish tradition and Roman persecution); and the emergence of Christian conceptions of heaven and hell (focusing especially on the Passion of Perpetua) leading to the "birth" of purgatory in the twelfth century (seen against the rise of Catharism).
Balestra, At the Origins of Modern Science: Demythologizing Pythagoreanism
, LXVII MOD.
Like numerology, ring composition bespeaks the Greek sensibility inherent in Pythagoreanism
, the doctrine that promoted the veneration of whole numbers, symmetrical polygons, and balanced or isomorphic polyhedra.
as essentially adapting contemporary Alexandrian Platonism, which was itself heavily influenced by Stoicism and Pythagoreanism
, to his own exegetical purposes.
In search of Pythagoreanism
as an historiographical category.