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2nd Edition

The Neoplatonists

ISBN 9780415187855
Published December 22, 1998 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

This extensively revised and updated second edition of The Neoplatonists provides a valuable introduction to the thought of the four central Neoplatonist philosophers, Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus and Iamblichus.

Table of Contents

Preface. 'Plotinus, the Philosopher of our Time'. Life and Work. Philosophical Context. Plotinus' System of Thought. Historical Context. Religious Context. Plotinus in his Time. i. The One or Good, ii. Intellect, iii. Soul, iv. Matter and Evil, v. The Material Universe, vi. Man, vii. Purification and Virtue, viii. Beauty, ix. Intellectual Contemplation, x. Mystical Union. The Neoplatonists after Plotinus. i. Porphyry, ii. Iamblichus, iii.Proclus. The Neoplatonist Legacy. Bibliography.

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John Gregory was born in 1938 and took degrees in Classics at Cambridge University, Philosophy at London University and Applied Linguistics at Durham University. Since 1961 he has worked as a teacher and college lecturer.