The Heart of Plotinus

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-15
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What can the ancient philosophy of Plotinus teach us today?

Author Biography

Algis Uzcheck;davinys is a Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Kaunas Faculty, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Lithuanian State Institute of Culture, Philosophy, and Arts.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
The Philosophy of Plotinus the Egyptian
Plotinus and His Master Ammoniusp. 1
Plotinus and His School in Romep. 10
Plotinus and the Tradition of Hellenic Philosophyp. 14
The Metaphysics of Plotinusp. 21
Mystical Experience, Self-Knowledge, and Union with the Onep. 29
Plotinus between East and Westp. 35
Remarks on Stephen MacKenna's Translationp. 43
Plotinus: The Enneads
On the Virtuesp. 47
On Dialecticp. 58
On Beautyp. 64
Against the Gnosticsp. 77
On Providence (I)p. 86
On Lovep. 96
On the Impassivity of the Unembodiedp. 111
On Nature, Contemplation, and the Onep. 118
Problems of the Soul (I)p. 136
Problems of the Soul (II)p. 145
The Soul's Descent into Bodyp. 158
On the Intelligible Beautyp. 169
On the Integral Omnipresence of the Authentic Existent (II)p. 187
How the Multiplicity of the Ideal-Forms Came into Being; and on the Goodp. 193
On Free Will and the Will of the Onep. 204
On the Good, or the Onep. 209
Porphyry's On the Cave of the Nymphs and the Spiritual Exegesis of Homer by Algis Uždavinys
Porphyry and His Worksp. 223
Odysseus as a Philosopher and Spiritual Herop. 224
Porphyry's Allegorical Interpretation of Homerp. 227
Numenius and His Pythagorean Philosophyp. 230
Cronius, the Companion of Numeniusp. 235
Remarks on Thomas Taylor's Translationp. 236
Porphry: On The Cave of The Nymphsp. 239
Selected Bibliographyp. 267
Biographical Notesp. 271
Indexp. 273
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