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Dominic J. O'Meara
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This book is addressed to those wishing to embark on a reading of Plotinus' works, the Enneads. One of the greatest of ancient philosophers, Plotinus is now attracting ever-increasing attention from those interested in ancient philosophy, in late Antiquity, and in the importance of this period for the Western intellectual tradition. Dominic O'Meara presents a brief outline ...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published March 25th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 28th 1993)
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Feb 21, 2016 Ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Plotinus, often classed as the the founder of neoplatonism - though this has been disputed in a book I am currently reading about Plotinus and Plato - was a heavily influential thinker in ancient and medieval times, and has been undeservedly neglected in modern times, especially when one considers the level of academic interest in Plato, for whom Plotinus was heavily inspired by, and whom Plotinus expounded many of his ideas.

Ever since Plato presented the idea of two realms, an immaterial and ma
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