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Plotinus: the road to reality,

Author: John M Rist
Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge U.P., 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Perhaps because he is strictly neither a classical nor a medieval philosopher, Plotinus' work has been rather reglected in the English-speaking world. The author has rescued him from this relative obscurity and has indicated some of the ways in which he has influenced both Christian and non-Christian philosophers.
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Named Person: Plotinus.; Plotin.; Plotinus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Rist
OCLC Number: 297191
Description: vii, 280 pages 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. A life for the sage --
3. The Plotinian one --
4. The one's knowledge --
5. Beauty, the beautiful, and the good --
6. Emanation and necessity --
7. Logos --
8. The sensible object --
9. The descent of the soul --
10. Man's free will --
11. Happiness --
12. The self and others --
13. The originality of Plotinus --
14. A common metaphor --
15. Prayer --
16. Mysticism --
17. Neoplatonic faith --
18. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by J.M. Rist.

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Perhaps because he is strictly neither a classical nor a medieval philosopher, Plotinus' work has been rather reglected in the English-speaking world. The author has rescued him from this relative obscurity and has indicated some of the ways in which he has influenced both Christian and non-Christian philosophers.

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