Emptiness and Appearance


History of Western Philosophy

Dionysus of Areopagite

Early Christian

Neoplatonist, God, can only be known by what he is not. There is a hierarchy of ‘beings’. God is unknowable. Speculation on the meaning of good and evil.

‘Love for wisdom (philosophy)’ equals ‘Love for God’. Objects outside the mind are individual but many; inside the mind, they are single but universal.’


Influenced these:

Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Heidegger

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Dionysus of Areopagite

5th–6th century