Plotinus: Road to Reality

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CUP Archive, 1967 - History - 280 pages
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This 1967 study of Plotinus' philosophy was the first comprehensive work in English since Inge's The Philosophy of Plotinus was published early in the twentieth century. After a brief biography of Plotinus, Professor Rist discusses, among other topics, Plotinus' concept of the one, the logos and free will and ends with a discussion of faith in Plotinus and later in Neoplatonism. Perhaps because he is strictly neither a classical nor a medieval philosopher Plotinus' work has been rather neglected in the English-speaking world. Professor Rist has rescued him from this relative obscurity and has indicated some of the ways in which he has influenced both Christian and non-Christian philosophers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Life for the Sage
2
The Plotinian One
21
The Ones Knowledge
38
Beauty the Beautiful and the Good
53
Emanation and Necessity
66
Logos
84
The Sensible Object
103
The Originality of Plotinus
169
A Common Metaphor
188
Prayer
199
Mysticism
213
Neoplatonic Faith
231
Conclusion
247
Notes
248
Bibliography
270

The Descent of the Soul
112
1o Mans Free Will
130
Happiness
139
The Self and Others
153

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