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By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) used to be the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited by way of his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's loss of life in six units of 9 treatises each one (the Enneads).

Plotinus appeared Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few impacts from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used significantly. he's a special mix of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His concept ruled later Greek philosophy and motivated either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive this present day as a result of its union of rationality and extreme non secular adventure.

In his acclaimed version of Plotinus, Armstrong offers first-class introductions to every treatise. His priceless notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.

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