The Resource Plotinus, Lloyd P. Gerson

Plotinus, Lloyd P. Gerson

Label
Plotinus
Title
Plotinus
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd P. Gerson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite its important role as a link between ancient and medieval philosophy, Plotinus' work is relatively little known among contemporary philosophers. This situation, however, is rapidly changing. Interest in later Greek philosophy has been growing steadily over the last decade, and work on Plotinus is flourishing. This major study brings Plotinus into the contemporary philosophical discussion. Lloyd P. Gerson gives a detailed account of Plotinus' arguments in the major philosophical areas of metaphysics, epistemology, psychology, and ethics. He examines the work of Plotinus both in its historical context and in its sustained systematic rigour. Focusing on Plotinus' defence of Platonism against Aristotle and on the development of Neoplatonism, Gerson reconstructs a powerful and systematic account of reality that is surprisingly relevant to modern debates
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gerson, Lloyd P
Index
index present
LC call number
B693.Z7
LC item number
G47 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plotinus
  • Plotin
  • Plotinus
  • Plotin
  • Plotinus
  • Neoplatonism
  • Néo-platonisme
  • Neoplatonism
  • Néo-platonisme
  • Philosophie grecque
Label
Plotinus, Lloyd P. Gerson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. An Argument for the Existence of a First Principle of All -- II. The Attributes of the One. 1. The entitative attributes of the One. 2. The operational attributes of the One -- III. Intellect and Soul. 1. Intellect: the realm of essence and life. 2. Soul: the restless principle -- IV. Truth and the Forms. 1. Where and what is eternal truth? 2. Forms of individuals -- V. Categories and the Tradition. 1. The criticism of Stoic categories. 2. The criticism of Aristotle's categories. 3. Aristotelian essentialism. 4. The Plotinian categories -- VI. A Platonic World. 1. The composition of sensibles. 2. Matter. 3. Time and eternity -- VII. Human Psychology. 1. A refined dualism. 2. Soul and self. 3. The psychology of the endowed self. 4. Desires of the dispossessed. 5. Free will -- VIII. Some Epistemological Questions. 1. Perceptual realism. 2. On thinking incarnately -- IX. Conquering Virtue. 1. The good life. 2. Evil. 3. Virtue -- X. Philosophy of Religion. 1. Religion as return to self. 2. Beauty
  • 3. Mysticism and philosophy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780415056625
Lccn
93049382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29598112
  • (OCoLC)ocm29598112
Label
Plotinus, Lloyd P. Gerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. An Argument for the Existence of a First Principle of All -- II. The Attributes of the One. 1. The entitative attributes of the One. 2. The operational attributes of the One -- III. Intellect and Soul. 1. Intellect: the realm of essence and life. 2. Soul: the restless principle -- IV. Truth and the Forms. 1. Where and what is eternal truth? 2. Forms of individuals -- V. Categories and the Tradition. 1. The criticism of Stoic categories. 2. The criticism of Aristotle's categories. 3. Aristotelian essentialism. 4. The Plotinian categories -- VI. A Platonic World. 1. The composition of sensibles. 2. Matter. 3. Time and eternity -- VII. Human Psychology. 1. A refined dualism. 2. Soul and self. 3. The psychology of the endowed self. 4. Desires of the dispossessed. 5. Free will -- VIII. Some Epistemological Questions. 1. Perceptual realism. 2. On thinking incarnately -- IX. Conquering Virtue. 1. The good life. 2. Evil. 3. Virtue -- X. Philosophy of Religion. 1. Religion as return to self. 2. Beauty
  • 3. Mysticism and philosophy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780415056625
Lccn
93049382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29598112
  • (OCoLC)ocm29598112

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