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Plotinus

Author: Lloyd P Gerson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Series: Arguments of the philosophers.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite its important role as a link between ancient and medieval philosophy, Plotinus' work is relatively little known among contemporary philosophers. This situation, however, is rapidly changing. Interest in later Greek philosophy has been growing steadily over the last decade, and work on Plotinus is flourishing. This major study brings Plotinus into the contemporary philosophical discussion. Lloyd P. Gerson  Read more...
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Named Person: Plotinus.; Plotin.; Plotinus.; Plotin; Plotinus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd P Gerson
ISBN: 0415056624 9780415056625
OCLC Number: 29598112
Description: xviii, 338 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. An Argument for the Existence of a First Principle of All --
II. The Attributes of the One. 1. The entitative attributes of the One. 2. The operational attributes of the One --
III. Intellect and Soul. 1. Intellect: the realm of essence and life. 2. Soul: the restless principle --
IV. Truth and the Forms. 1. Where and what is eternal truth? 2. Forms of individuals --
V. Categories and the Tradition. 1. The criticism of Stoic categories. 2. The criticism of Aristotle's categories. 3. Aristotelian essentialism. 4. The Plotinian categories --
VI. A Platonic World. 1. The composition of sensibles. 2. Matter. 3. Time and eternity --
VII. Human Psychology. 1. A refined dualism. 2. Soul and self. 3. The psychology of the endowed self. 4. Desires of the dispossessed. 5. Free will --
VIII. Some Epistemological Questions. 1. Perceptual realism. 2. On thinking incarnately --
IX. Conquering Virtue. 1. The good life. 2. Evil. 3. Virtue --
X. Philosophy of Religion. 1. Religion as return to self. 2. Beauty. 3. Mysticism and philosophy.
Series Title: Arguments of the philosophers.
Responsibility: Lloyd P. Gerson.

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Brings Plotinus into the contemporary philosophical areas of metaphysics, epistemology, psychology, and ethics. Focusing on Plotinus' defence of Platonism against Aristotle and on the development of  Read more...

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