Chapter VI. Proclus and positive negation
- 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]: Desire for the One, 97; the theological Parmenides, 98; Proclus on names, 99; geometry and Euclid as the background for the via negativa, 103; privation, 106; the positive value of negation, 107; negation and privation, 108; being and negation, 109; Proclus and Hegel, 110; hypernegation, 110; negation as a test of conditional statements, 113; negation the "mother of affirmation", 114; the negation of negation and ultimate silence, 116; Beierwaltes' interpretation, 117; language rejected, 118.