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Ennead VI.1-5 (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 445)

By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) used to be the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited through his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's dying in six units of 9 treatises every one (the Enneads).

Plotinus looked Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily similar considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few affects from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used significantly. he's a distinct mix of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His proposal ruled later Greek philosophy and prompted either Christians and Moslems, and remains to be alive this present day as a result of its union of rationality and severe spiritual event.

In his acclaimed version of Plotinus, Armstrong presents first-class introductions to every treatise. His necessary notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.

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