Germiy of Alexandria ( dr. Greek Ἑρμεῖας Ἀ Ἀλεξάνδρειος ; 410 - 450 ), ancient Neoplatonist philosopher , representative of the Alexandrian school of Neoplatonism, student of Sirian of Alexandria .
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The teachings of Germia are presented in the only surviving commentary on Plato's “Fedra” (which, apparently, is a revised recording of Syrian's lectures). The doctrine of the first Neoplatonic hypostasis , the One at Germany is poorly represented, but there is a remarkable doctrine of the ascent to the first one, of the corresponding enthusiasm and mania .
In his understanding of the second neoplatonic hypostasis, Nusa , Hermius develops a triple noumenal division: the mind is objective, the mind is intellectually active, the mind is demiurgic (superworldly).
With regard to the internal structure of the world, Germany, like the Athenian Neoplatonists, also presents the doctrine of angels , demons and heroes . Like Proclus , the soul of Germia also has its own luminiferous body. In Germany, the concept of a pneumatic body is presented, different from both the physical body and the light (or ideal) body of the soul.
Hermium follows the doctrine of fantasy, which is understood by fantasy not as ordinary passive-reflective processes (as almost everywhere in antiquity), but such a middle state of the psyche in which the conceivable and sensual are merged into one inseparable whole, and this whole already has independent activity.
- Losev A.F. History of ancient aesthetics. Volume VIII. The results of the millennium development. - M.: Art, 1992. Book. 1, p. 9.