14 10 2008

‘Perfection’ thus formulated extends beyond metaphysics into values, epistemology, and science. The good is the possession of pure wholeness, which keeps one integral and untroubled. Love is the desire to acheive this state of wholeness. The exercise of reason is superior to gathering incidental facts empirically. Intuitive or direct apprehension of reality is superior to discursive reasoning about it. Fundamental cosmic bodies have invariable and simple properties, but bodies in ordinary experience are transient and complex.

-Lucas Siorvanes, Proclus: Neo-Platonic Philosophy and Science