Elementos Neoplatónicos en el Sirr al-Asrār (Secretum Secretorum). Atribuido a Aristóteles

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Rafael R. GUERRERO

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Inheritors of the Alexandrian and Athenian Hellenistic tradition, the Arabs drew from a Neoplatonized Aristotle systematized through different attributed works, among them, the Sirr al-asrār, the Secretum secretorum in the Latin translation in which some genuine Aristotle doctrines are blended with Platonic, Neoplatonic, Neopythagorean and Hermetic elements. Brought in as a letter from Aristotle to Alexander, one of its chapters provides a Neoplatonic explanation of the Universe: while claiming that God’s nature is a simple spiritual substance from which the rest of the creation arisen, man is viewed as the unifying element of all created essences.

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