The Resource Plotinus, or, The simplicity of vision, Pierre Hadot ; translated by Michael Chase ; with an introduction by Arnold I. Davidson

Plotinus, or, The simplicity of vision, Pierre Hadot ; translated by Michael Chase ; with an introduction by Arnold I. Davidson

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Plotinus, or, The simplicity of vision
Title
Plotinus, or, The simplicity of vision
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Hadot ; translated by Michael Chase ; with an introduction by Arnold I. Davidson
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The Roman philosopher Plotinus (c. 205-70) is perhaps best known today for his doctrine of self-transformation through contemplation: "Never stop sculpting your own statue, until the godlike splendor of virtue shines forth to you." Since its publication in France in 1963 and through subsequent editions both there and abroad, Pierre Hadot's lively philosophical portrait of Plotinus has established itself as the preeminent introduction to the man and his thought. Michael Chase's lucid translation - complete with a useful chronology and analytical bibliography - at last makes this book available to the English-speaking world." "Hadot carefully examines Plotinus' views on the self, existence, love, virtue, gentleness, and solitude. He shows that Plotinus, like other philosophers of his day, believed that Plato and Aristotle had already articulated the essential truths; for him, the purpose of practicing philosophy was not to profess new truths but to engage in spiritual exercises so as to live philosophically. Seen in this light, Plotinus' counsel against fixation on the body and all earthly matters stemmed not from disgust or fear, but rather from his awareness of the negative effect that bodily preoccupation and material concern could have on spiritual exercises." "Arnold I. Davidson's helpful Introduction sets this book against the background of Plotinus scholarship, discusses Plotinus' understanding of mystical experience and the self, and emphasizes Plotinus' continuing philosophical significance."--Jacket
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Hadot, Pierre
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index present
LC call number
B693.Z7
LC item number
H2813 1993
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non fiction
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  • Plotinus
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  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
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Plotinus, or, The simplicity of vision, Pierre Hadot ; translated by Michael Chase ; with an introduction by Arnold I. Davidson
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Translation of: Plotin ou la simplicité du regard
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-127, 129) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Reading Hadot reading Plotinus by Arnold I. Davidson -- Portrait -- Levels of the self -- Presence -- Love -- Virtues -- Gentleness -- Solitude
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780226311937
Lccn
93025166
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)28254673
  • (OCoLC)ocm28254673
Label
Plotinus, or, The simplicity of vision, Pierre Hadot ; translated by Michael Chase ; with an introduction by Arnold I. Davidson
Publication
Note
Translation of: Plotin ou la simplicité du regard
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-127, 129) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Reading Hadot reading Plotinus by Arnold I. Davidson -- Portrait -- Levels of the self -- Presence -- Love -- Virtues -- Gentleness -- Solitude
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780226311937
Lccn
93025166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28254673
  • (OCoLC)ocm28254673

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