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The heart of Plotinus : the essential Eneads including Porphyry's On the cave of the nymphs

Author: Algis Uždavinys
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom, Inc., ©2009.
Series: Library of perennial philosophy.; Perennial philosophy series.
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Drawing parallels with other traditions, the author emphasizes that Plotinus' philosophy was not a purely mental or rational exercise, but a complete way of life incorporating the spiritual virtues.  Read more...

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Named Person: Plotinus.; Plotinus.; Porphyry; Porphyry; Plotinus.; Porphyry; Plotinus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Algis Uždavinys
ISBN: 9781933316697 1933316691
OCLC Number: 305420043
Description: xii, 279 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The philosophy of Plotinus the Egyptian / by Algis Uždavinys --
Plotinus and his master Ammonius --
Plotinus and his school in Rome --
Plotinus and the tradition of hellenic philosophy --
The metaphysics of Plotinus --
Mystical experience, self-knowledge, and union with the one --
Plotinus between east and west --
Remarks on Stephen MacKenna's translation --
Plotinus: the Enneads --
Enn. I.2: on the virtues --
Enn. I.3: on dialectic --
Enn. I.6: on beauty --
Enn. II. 9: against the gnostics --
Enn. III. 2: on providence (I) --
Enn. III. 5: on love --
Enn. III. 6: on the impassivity of the unembodied --
Enn. III. 8: on nature, contemplation, and the one --
Enn. IV. 3: problems of the soul (I) --
Enn. IV. 4: problems of the soul (II) --
Enn. IV. 8: the soul's descent into body --
Enn. V.8: on the intelligible beauty --
Enn. VI. 5: on the integral omnipresence of the authentic existent (II) --
Enn. VI. 7: how the multiplicity of the ideal-forms came into being and on the good --
Enn. VI. 8: on free will and the will of the one --
Enn. VI. 9: on the good, or the one --
Porphyry's On the cave of the nymphs and the spiritual exegesis of homer by Algis Uždavinys --
Porphyry and his works --
Odysseus as a philosopher and spiritual hero --
Porphyry's allegorical interpretation of Homer --
Numenius and his pythagorean philosophy --
Cronius, the companion of numenius --
Remarks on Thomas Taylor's translation --
Porphyry: on the cave of the nymphs.
Series Title: Library of perennial philosophy.; Perennial philosophy series.
Responsibility: edited by Algis Uždavinys ; foreword by Jay Bregman.

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