Ennead 1/On the Life of Plotinus

Ennead On the Life of Plotinus Plotinus was the st Neoplatonic philosopher His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry who published them many years after his master s death in six sets of nine treatises each the

  • Title: Ennead 1/On the Life of Plotinus
  • Author: Plotinus Porphyry A.H. Armstrong
  • ISBN: 9780674994843
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Plotinus 204 5 270 was the 1st Neoplatonic philosopher His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them many years after his master s death in six sets of nine treatises each the Enneads Plotinus regarded Plato as his master His own philosophy is an original development of the Platonism of the 1st two centuries of the Christian era the cloPlotinus 204 5 270 was the 1st Neoplatonic philosopher His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them many years after his master s death in six sets of nine treatises each the Enneads Plotinus regarded Plato as his master His own philosophy is an original development of the Platonism of the 1st two centuries of the Christian era the closely related thought of the Neopythagoreans, with some influences from Aristotle his followers the Stoics, whose writings he knew well but used critically He s a unique combination of mystic Hellenic rationalist His thought dominated later Greek philosophy influenced both Christians Moslems, is continues today owing to its union of rationality intense religious experience In his edition of Plotinus, Armstrong provides excellent introductions to each treatise His invaluable notes explain obscure passages give reference to parallels in Plotinus others.

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    • Plotinus Porphyry A.H. Armstrong

      Plotinus Greek ca A.D 204 270 was a major philosopher of the ancient world who is widely considered the founder of Neoplatonism along with his teacher Ammonius Saccas Neoplatonism was an influential philosophy in Late Antiquity Much of our biographical information about Plotinus comes from Porphyry s preface to his edition of Plotinus Enneads His metaphysical writings have inspired centuries of Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Gnostic metaphysicians and mystics.



    968 thoughts on “Ennead 1/On the Life of Plotinus

    • [this is number 204 of the Loeb classics we have in the study. I actually was after Porphyry's bio of Plotinus.]


    • The difference between man and the merely animate, virtue, dialectic, happiness, beauty, primary and secondary good, evil, demitis. I'm making progress with this guy!



    • This was an excellent introduction to Plotinus's philosophy, and it also includes an interesting biography written by Porphyry. The philosophy itself is laid out quite clearly and is written beautifully. The ordering of chapters might have been done differently, but if you read the intro to get an idea of the basics of Neoplatonism, it is no hindrance.


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