Six Enneads - eBook  -     By: Plotinus
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Christian Classics Ethereal Library / 2010 / ePub

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Vendor: Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781610251761
ISBN-13: 9781610251761
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Plotinus is often accredited as the founder of Neo-Platonism. In an attempt to revive Platonic thought, this third century philosopher and mystic wrote about issues such as virtue, happiness, reason, body, and soul, with Plato's philosophy as his guide. Like Plato, Plotinus had much disdain for material things and instead embraced the idea of a higher realm of immaterial intelligibility. Plotinus located the source of creation in a supreme One. Plotinus believed this One transcended being, nonbeing, multiplicity, and division. The Enneads were compiled by Plotinus' student, Porphyry, who gathered together his teacher's essays and arranged and edited them himself. These writings had a significant impact on the religious metaphysicians and mystics from the ancient world. Plotinus has also influenced many thinkers of Islam, Indian Monism, and the Eastern Orthodox Church. -Emmalon Davis, CCEL Staff Writer

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