Ennead I: Porphyry's Life of Plotinus (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 440)

Ennead I: Porphyry's Life of Plotinus (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 440)

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 means of his disciple Porphyry, who released them a long time after his master's demise in six units of 9 treatises every one (the Enneads).

Plotinus looked 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 similar considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few affects from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used severely. he's a different mixture of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His proposal ruled later Greek philosophy and prompted either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive this present day as a result of its union of rationality and severe spiritual event.

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

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