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ePub Plotinus the Platonist: A Comparative Account of Plato and Plotinus' Metaphysics (Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy) download
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David J. Yount
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This book is plainly a labour of love, based on protracted and deep consideration of the works of both Plato and Plotinus, and a formidable command of the secondary authorities

This book is plainly a labour of love, based on protracted and deep consideration of the works of both Plato and Plotinus, and a formidable command of the secondary authorities. Even if it will not convince all readers on all points, it will certainly provide all of us with much food for thought, and is warmly to be welcomed for that. John Dillon, Professor and Emeritus Fellow, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).

The Cambridge Platonists drew on the dualistic philosophies of mind and matter of Plato (427–347 bce) and Plotinus (ce 205–270), contending that mind is prior to matter and that reason . January 2018 · Ancient Philosophy.

The Cambridge Platonists drew on the dualistic philosophies of mind and matter of Plato (427–347 bce) and Plotinus (ce 205–270), contending that mind is prior to matter and that reason is superior to knowledge derived from the senses. They developed the ideas that reason and morality reside in the human mind and that reason is indeed the indwelling of God in the mind that allows individuals to judge both natural and divine revelation.

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xxxii + 262. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. Cased, £65. ISBN: 978-1-4725-7521-0.

This is an ideal text for Plato and Plotinus scholars and academics, and excellent supplementary reading for upper-level undergraduates students and postgraduate students of ancient philosophy.

In this book, David J. Yount defends the claim that Plotinus' and Plato's metaphysical views do "not . Yount defends the claim that Plotinus' and Plato's metaphysical views do "not essentially differ" (ix). For let us grant that Plotinus' philosophy is largely based on sophisticated and illuminating interpretations of Plato such that it is indeed compatible with Plato's text; there are many non-Plotinian interpretations of Plato's work that, while being inconsistent with Plotinus' interpretation, are consistent with what Plato says.

Plotinus the Platonist book. Published December 18th 2014 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 1st 2014). In this insightful new book David J. Yount argues, against received wisdom, that there are no essential differences between the metaphysics of Plato and Plotinus. Yount covers the core principles of Plotinian thought: The One or Good, Intellect, and All-Soul (the Three Hypostases), Beauty, God(s), Forms, Emanation, Matter, and Evil.

In this insightful new book David J.

In this insightful new book David J.

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In this insightful new book David J. Yount argues, against received wisdom, that there are no essential differences between the metaphysics of Plato and Plotinus. Yount covers the core principles of Plotinian thought: The One or Good, Intellect, and All-Soul (the Three Hypostases), Beauty, God(s), Forms, Emanation, Matter, and Evil. After addressing the interpretive issues that surround the authenticity of Plato's works, Plotinus: The Platonist deftly argues against the commonly held view that Plotinus is best interpreted as a Neo-Platonist, proposing he should be thought of as a Platonist proper.

Yount presents thorough explanations and quotations from the works of each classical philosopher to demonstrate his thesis, concluding comprehensively that Plato and Plotinus do not essentially differ on their metaphysical conceptions. This is an ideal text for Plato and Plotinus scholars and academics, and excellent supplementary reading for upper-level undergraduates students and postgraduate students of ancient philosophy.