n. 2: On the history of interpretation of Plethon's philosophy as a Platonic and Proclean
one, starting from Gennadios Scholarios until nowadays, see Bene 2014, 43-44. n. 9:
For a detailed analysis of differences between ancient Platonists and Plethon in their
theories of fate see Bene 2014, 41. According to Bene 2014, 41 "While ancient Platonists
defended in various ways (i) genuine contingency, (ii) the compatibility of divine
foreknowledge with contingency and responsible action, and (iii) the autonomy of the
rational human soul, Plethon advances diametrically opposed views. First, he adopts
a necessitarian causal and modal theory. Second, he adduces divine foreknowledge as
a proof of complete causal determination".
Alexidze Lela. Plethon on the Grades of Virtues: Back to Plato via Neoplatonism?.
(2017) Megjelent: Byzantine Perspectives on Neoplatonism pp. 221-242