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Plotinus on consciousness

Author: D M Hutchinson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plotinus is the first Greek philosopher to hold a systematic theory of consciousness. The key feature of his theory is that it involves multiple layers of experience: different layers of consciouness occur in different levels of self. This layering of higher modes of consciousness on lower ones provides human beings with a rich experiential world and enables them to draw on their own experience to investigate their  Read more...
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Named Person: Plotinus.; Plotinus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D M Hutchinson
ISBN: 9781108424769 1108424767 9781108440912 1108440916
OCLC Number: 1015833872
Description: xi, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Self --
2. Consciousness Terms --
3. First Layer: The Soul-Trace --
4. Second Layer: The Lower Soul --
5. Third Layer: The Higher Soul --
6. Self- Determination --
7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: D.M. Hutchinson, St Olaf College.

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Examining the first theory of consciousness in Western philosophy, this book will be important for scholars interested in Plotinus and Neoplatonism. It will also appeal to historians of philosophy  Read more...

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'Hutchinson faces squarely the challenge that the single word 'consciousness' as it is used today is not adequate for translating the Plotinian tetrad of Concepts: antilepsis, parakolouthesis, Read more...

 
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