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Plotinus on selfhood, freedom and politics

Author: Asger Ousager
Publisher: Aarhus : Aarhus University Press, ©2004.
Series: Aarhus studies in Mediterranean antiquity, 6.; Acta Jutlandica, 79:1.; Acta Jutlandica., Humanities series ;, 76.
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As the most important philosophical work to emerge in the 700-year period between Aristotle and Augustine, The Enneads has been subject to intense scrutiny for more than 2000 years. But the mystical and abstract nature of these treatises by Plotinus continues to resist easy elucidation. In this volume, the latest in the Aarhus Studies on Mediterranean Antiquity, Asger Ousager grapples with the great neo-Platonist's  Read more...
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Ousager, Asger.
Plotinus on selfhood, freedom and politics.
Aarhus : Aarhus University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2007464688
Named Person: Plotinus; Plotinus.; Plotin.; Plotinus.; Plotin.; Plotinus.; Plotinus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asger Ousager
ISBN: 9788779349131 8779349137
OCLC Number: 236343677
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--King's College (University of London), 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (397 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Matter; Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Selfhood; Freedom; Politics; Part I. SELFHOOD; Chapter I.A. Unification with Soul; Chapter I.B. Unification with Intellect; I.B.1. Memories of the body; I.B.2. Potentiality or actuality of Intellect?; I.B.2.a. Actualisation of Intellect; I.B.2.b. Actualisation of Forms; I.B.2.c. A failing criterion; I.B.3. Forms of particulars within Intellect; I.B.4. Intentionality within Intellect; I.B.5. The gaze of souls; I.B.6. In-esse and determinism; I.B.7. Is Intellect unified?; Chapter I.C. Unification with the One. I.C.1. Envisioning the OneI. C.2. The One within; I.C.3. Inferences from Proclus and Augustine; I.C.4. Annihilation or preservation?; I.C.4.a. Preservation of particularity; I.C.4.b. Annihilation of the particular self; I.C.5. Unity or plurality first?; Part II. FREEDOM; Chapter II. A. Sufficientreason behind causes; II. A.1. Reason and cause in Plato and Plotinus; II. A.2. Causa sui or ratio sui?; II. A.3. Plotinus interpreting the Euthyphro; II. A.4. Sufficient Providence; Chapter II. B. Distinguishable souls; Chapter II. C. Determinism disrupted; II. C.1. The causal nexus of ultimate unification. II. C.2. Absolute freedom attainedII. C.3. Two concepts of necessity; II. C.4. Determinism put into perspective; II. C.5. The absolute Self; II. C.6. Self-determination, self-causation and self-motion; II. C.7. Puppets, slaves or assistants?; Part III. POLITICS; Chapter III. A. Coming to imperial Rome; Chapter III. B. Political philosophy; III. B.1. The king; III. B.2. Inequality of worth; III. B.3. The general; III. B.4. The legislator; III. B.5. War; III. B.6. Power and wealth; III. B.7. The city-state; III. B.8. Homeland and empire; III. B.9. Dialogue, democracy and human rights. III. B.9.a. Gender, sex and loveIII. B.10. Efforts of individuals; Chapter III. C. The "Plotinus sarcophagus"; III. C.1. The chair of Plotinus?; III. C.2. Emperor Gallienus in the chair?; III. C.3. The iconographic touch of Plotinianism; Conclusion; Literature; Ancient and medieval authors with translations*; Modern authors; Index of passages; General index.
Series Title: Aarhus studies in Mediterranean antiquity, 6.; Acta Jutlandica, 79:1.; Acta Jutlandica., Humanities series ;, 76.
Responsibility: Asger Ousager.

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