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Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads

Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads
Author: Dominic J. O'Meara
ISBN 13: 9780198751472
ISBN 10: 198751478
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: 1995-04-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $50.00

This book is addressed to readers new to the Enneads. One of the greatest of ancient philosophers, Plotinus is attracting ever-increasing attention from those interested in ancient philosophy, late Antiquity, and the importance of this period for the Western intellectual tradition. O'Meara presents a brief outline of Plotinus's life, and of the composition of the Enneads, placing Plotinus within the intellectual context of the philosophical schools and religious movements of his time. He then discusses selected Plotinian texts in relation to a number of central philosophical issues to show how Plotinus's thinking on these issues evolved, and to assess the historical importance of his philosophy.