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Plotinus on the origin of matter

an exercise in the interpretation of the Enneads

by O"Brien, Denis

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Published by Bibliopolis in [Napoli] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plotinus.,
  • Matter -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [91]-94) and index.

    StatementDenis O"Brien.
    SeriesElenchos ;, 22, Elenchos (Series) ;, 22.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB693.E53 O19 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination106 p. ;
    Number of Pages106
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1508838M
    ISBN 108870882632
    LC Control Number93190508

    Plotinus and Epicurus. Matter, Perception, Pleasure meaning a “partial grasp,” that is, There is hardly a sentence in the Enneads that is not rooted in the history of philosophy as Plotinus knew it. This book is a valuable addition to the scholarship seeking to illuminate this background. Neoplatonism is a strand of Platonic philosophy that emerged in the third century AD against the background of Hellenistic philosophy and religion. The term does not encapsulate a set of ideas as much as it encapsulates a chain of thinkers which began with Ammonius Saccas and his student Plotinus (c. /5 – AD) and which stretches to the sixth century AD.

      The Enneads Stephen MacKenna: A Biographical Sketch Extracts from the Explanatory Matter in the First Edition The Place of Plotinus in the History of Thought by Paul Henry, S. J. Plotinus: An Introduction Porphyry: On the Life of Plotinus and the Arrangement of His Work Preface The First Ennead First: The Animate and the Man Second: The Virtues5/5(1). The matter is difficult: if we do not allot to each of the parts of the Soul some form of Place, but leave all unallocated- no more within the body than outside it- we leave the body soulless, and are at a loss to explain plausibly the origin of acts performed by means of the bodily organs: if, on the other hand, we suppose some of those phases.

    89 - On the Horizon: Plotinus on Soul. Plotinus's effect on the history of Europe at least seems very large. And if, as a hard-nosed materialist, I want to argue against intelligent religious belief, then an understanding of its roots is necessary. Perhaps the concept of matter as mindless may appeal. Plotinus' Cosmology: A Study of Ennead II.1 (40). Text, Translation, and Commentary (Review). Panayiota Vassilopoulou - - Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (1):pp.


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Plotinus on the origin of matter, An exercise in the interpretation of the 'Enneads' - (). What little we know about the life of Plotinus (ca.

– CE) comes from the short memoir with which his disciple and literary executor Porphyry (ca. – CE) prefaced The Enneads—the complete edition of Plotinus’s writings that Porphyry collected and arranged. Because Plotinus was reluctant to speak of his early life, and because Porphyry came to know him when he.

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The first philosophy book I ever bought—above is the exact cover—was the The Essential Plotinus. Conversations with a friend in the summer after high school in awoken me, as Kant said of his reading Hume, from my dogmatic slumber.

At the time my friend was something of a devotee of Plotinus, having studied him in a metaphysics class. Get this from a library. Plotinus on the origin of matter: an exercise in the interpretation of the.

This volume investigates the reasons why Plotinus, a philosopher inspired by Plato, made critical use of Epicurean philosophy. Eminent scholars show that some fundamental Epicurean conceptions pertaining to ethics, physics, epistemology and theology are drawn upon in the Enneads to discuss crucial notions such as pleasure and happiness, providence and fate, matter and the role of.

This book is a guide to those wishing to read the works (the Enneads) of Plotinus, one of the greatest figures of ancient philosophy. The book provides an outline of Plotinus’ life and of the composition of the Enneads, placing Plotinus in the intellectual context of his time.

Selected Plotinian texts are then discussed in relation to central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. • E. Eliasson, The Notion of “That Which Depends on Us” in Plotinus and its Background (Leiden: ).

• K. McGroarty, Plotinus on Eudaimonia.A Commentary on Ennead I.4 (Oxford: ). • D. O’Brien, Plotinus on the Origin of Matter (Naples: ). • S. Magrin, “Sensation and Scepticism in Plotinus,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 39 (),   INTRODUCTION STUDY 1 THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE GENERATION OF MATTER IN PLOTINUS: THE RIDDLE RESOLVED.

Part I: Plotinus and the Gnostics on the Generation of Matter (33 [II 9], 12 and 51 [I 8], 14) Part II: The Generation of Matter in Plotinus’ System 1. Sources 2. The exegetic context The historical dimension The doctrinal dimension by: 4.

According to Plotinus, if matter consists of atoms, it is simply not matter, because it is not able to justify the fundamental characteristics of corporeal bodies: continuity and fluidity.

Despite this criticism, Ninci rightly emphasises the active character of Epicurus' atoms against the absolute passivity of Plotinus' matter. Plotinus elaborated Plato's thought, and historians in the nineteenth century credited Plotinus with inventing "Neoplatonism." He was an important source of inspiration for Henri Bergson, possibly the most important philosopher of the last century.

About The Enneads. Here is a highly original synthesis of Platonism, mystic passion, ideas from Greek philosophy, and variants of the Trinity and other central tenets of Christian doctrine by the brilliant thinker who has had an immense influence on mystics and religious writers.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Regarded as the founder of Neo-Platonism, Plotinus (AD ) was the last great philosopher of antiquity, producing 0works that proved in many ways a precursor to Renaissance thought.

Plotinus was convinced of the existence of a state of supreme perfection and argued powerfully that it was necessary to guide the human soul towards this state.

The One created the universe by progressive emanation, first into a purely spiritual form, Intellect, then into Soul, which in turn animated the physical world. Soul is present even in the lowest forms of existence, but these are so far removed from divinity that Plotinus sometimes calls matter evil.

Plotinus (c.A.D. - ) was an Egyptian/Greek/Roman philosopher of the Hellenistic period. He is widely considered the founder (along with his less famous teacher Ammonius Saccas) of the Neo-Platonism movement. Many later Christians and Muslims were influenced by his Neo-Platonism (or by Platonism acquired through the mediation of Plotinus' teachings).

More than just a commentator on. First Tractate ON THE KINDS OF BEING- (1). Philosophy at a very early stage investigated the number and character of the Existents. Various theories resulted: some declared for one Existent, others for a finite number, others again for an infinite number, while as regards the nature of the Existents- one, numerically finite, or numerically infinite- there was a similar disagreement.

Plotinus (d. CE), the so-called founder of Neoplatonism, had not only envisioned a triad of the One, the Intellect (Nous), and the Soul, but even posited that “the latter two mysteriously emanate from the One.” Plotinus described this triad as three “hypostases” (to him, the underlying substances of existence).

One of Plotinus’ most pertinent ideas was the concept of “emanation. The Enneads by Plotinus is a work which is central to the history of philosophy in late antiquity. This volume is the first complete edition of the Enneads in English for over seventy-five years, and also includes Porphyry's Life of Plotinus/5(10).I picked up this book after reading Glenns fine review, and Im glad I did.

This is an excellent volume; and although I havent read the complete Enneads, so I cant say for sure, I suspect that the editor and translator, Elmer OBrien, did an expert job in selecting the very best sections from that long just pages, one finds a complete philosophical system and worldview/5.