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Plotinus the Platonist

Paperback - 27 October 2016
Yount, David J. (Author)
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In this insightful new book David J. Yount argues, against received wisdom, that there are no essential differences between the metaphysics of Plato and Plotinus. Yount covers the core principles of Plotinian thought: The One or Good, Intellect, and All-Soul (the Three Hypostases), Beauty, God(s), Forms, Emanation, Matter, and Evil. After addressing the interpretive issues that surround the authenticity of Plato's works, Plotinus: The Platonist deftly argues against the commonly held view that Plotinus is best interpreted as a Neo-Platonist, proposing he should be thought of as a Platonist proper.

Yount presents thorough explanations and quotations from the works of each classical philosopher to demonstrate his thesis, concluding comprehensively that Plato and Plotinus do not essentially differ on their metaphysical conceptions. This is an ideal text for Plato and Plotinus scholars and academics, and excellent supplementary reading for upper-level undergraduates students and postgraduate students of ancient philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-10: 1474283683

ISBN-13: 9781474283687

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Paperback: 304 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 23.39 x 15.60 x 1.57 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.42 Kg

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