Chapter VII. Damascius and Hyperignorance
- 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]: Damascius a new stage at the end of Greek philosophy, 119; the desire to know, 119; names, 120; an attack on negation and analogy, 121; does Damascius represent the anti-negation school implied by Proclus? 121 ; language as mere gesticulation, 122; hyperignorance, 122; that which is beyond the One, 123; unknowability and ignorance, 124; language reveals subjective states only, 125; language as "stepping into a hole", 127.