PISMO DE DIFFERENTIIS I PLETHONA KRYTYKA ARYSTOTELESOWSKIEGO BOGA
(De Differentiis and Pletho’s Criticism of Aristotelian God)
Abstract: The efforts of Byzantine scholars to show the differences between Hellenic thinkers are characteristic of the final phase of philosophy practiced in the Eastern Roman Empire. They are expressed is a conflict and an open dispute led by Plato’s defender Georgios Gemistos and a supporter of Aristotle’s doctrine, Scholarios. The dispute between these eminent and enlightened Byzantines was based on the question which of the Hellenic thinkers is better and whose doctrine is closer to the teaching of the Church. In the dispute between the Byzantines, one of the most important issues appeared to be the concept of God,
hence the article will recall the arguments on the basis of which Georgios Gemistos in his writing of De Differentiis acknowledges Plato as the one who is worthy of greater validity and recognition.
Author: Jaworska-Wołoszyn, Magdalena
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2019, vol.: 12, issue: 1, pages: 90-101 (PDF file)
Keywords: PLETHON, DE DIFFERENTIIS, PLATO, ARISTOTLE, GOD