Chapter XII. Pseudo-Dionysius: a positive view of language and the via negativa
- Frontismatter, preface, table of contents.
- Chapter I. The Middle Platonists, The Mathematicians, and the Gnostics
- Chapter II. The First Christian negative theology: Justin and Clement
- Chapter III. Plotinus and abstraction
- Chapter IV. Origen: Christian mysticism without the via negativa
- Chapter V. The logic of negation; between Plotinus and Proclus
- Chapter VI. Proclus and positive negation
- Chapter VII. Damascius and Hyperignorance
- Chapter VIII. Arian negative theology: Aetius and Eunomius
- Chapter IX. Basil and Letter 38: the negative theology of the amateur
- Chapter X. Gregory of Nyssa and Eunomius: theology versus philosophy
- Chapter XI. Augustine: the importance of meaning and the unimportance of the negative method
- » Chapter XII. Pseudo-Dionysius: a positive view of language and the via negativa
- Chapter XIII. Conclusion
- Appendix I.
- Appendix II.
- Bibliography and Index
[Chapter Contents]: The identity of the Areopagite, 221; his importance, 222; the importance of names, 223; names as beings, 224; analogy, 226; the ontic basis of names, 228; the via negativa, 229; aphairesis, 231; steresis (privation), 233; use of contradiction, 237; his reversal of the image of light, 238 ff.