Plotinus Or the Simplicity of Vision
  • Release Date : 28 April 1998
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • Pages : 138 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0226311945
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226311944
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings
CLICK HERE TO GET BOOK

Synopsis : Plotinus Or the Simplicity of Vision written by Pierre Hadot, published by University of Chicago Press which was released on 28 April 1998. Download Plotinus Or the Simplicity of Vision Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Since its original publication in France in 1963, Pierre Hadot's lively philosophical portrait of Plotinus remains the preeminent introduction to the man and his thought. Michael Chase's lucid translation—complete with a useful chronology and analytical bibliography—at last makes this book available to the English-speaking world. Hadot carefully examines Plotinus's views on the self, existence, love, virtue, gentleness, and solitude. He shows that Plotinus, like other philosophers of his day, believed that Plato and Aristotle had already articulated the essential truths; for him, the purpose of practicing philosophy was not to profess new truths but to engage in spiritual exercises so as to live philosophically. Seen in this light, Plotinus's counsel against fixation on the body and all earthly matters stemmed not from disgust or fear, but rather from his awareness of the negative effect that bodily preoccupation and material concern could have on spiritual exercises.

Plotinus

Plotinus

Author : Dominic J. O'Meara
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Category : Philosophy
GET BOOK
Beauty

Beauty

Author : Natalie Carnes
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category : Religion
GET BOOK