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On Plotinus

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ISBN-10: 053425229X

ISBN-13: 9780534252298

Edition: 2004

Authors: C. Wayne Mayhall

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ON PLOTINUS, like other titles in the Wadsworth Philosopher's Series, offers a concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to this philosopher's most important ideas. Presenting the most important insights of well over a hundred seminal philosophers in both the Eastern and Western traditions, the Wadsworth Philosophers Series contains volumes written by scholars noted for their excellence in teaching and for their well-versed comprehension of each featured philosopher's major works and contributions. These titles have proven valuable in a number of ways. Serving as standalone texts when tackling a philosophers' original sources or as helpful resources for focusing philosophy students'…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 2.17" wide x 3.35" long x 0.12" tall
Weight: 0.176
Language: English

C. Wayne Mayhall is adjunct professor of philosophy at Bethel College and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of On Plotinus, On Carnap, and On Buber, in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series and On Logical Positivism, in the Wadsworth Philosophical Topics Series. A former news writer for a New York Times syndicate and a professional writer for over two decades for such national magazines as Reader's Digest, National Wildlife, Modern Maturity, and Men's Fitness, he decided a decade ago to combine two passions, humanities studies and writing, into an interdisciplinary pursuit to teach and publish in the fields of philosophy, sociology, and religion.

Plotinus' Beginnings
Plotinus' Circle
Plotinus and Platonism
The One
The Plotinian "One"
A Prelude to the Plotinian One
Plato and Aristotle
The One as Absolute Simplex
The One and the Many
The One and Space
The One and Being, Thought and Purpose
We Cannot Know the One
Phases of the Human Psyche
The One and Goodness
The One as Unthinkable
The Nous
A Philosophical Mistake
A Prelude to the Plotinian Nous
The Plotinian Nous
Why the Nous?
The Soul
The Notion of the Soul
A Prelude to the Plotinian Soul
The Universal Soul
The "All-Soul"
A Turning Away
The Soul Inhabiting Body
The Soul's Rebirth
A Grammar of Ascent
The Soul's Decent Into the Body
Are All Soul's One
On Emanation and Union
Nous and Soul
Beholder and Beheld
Free Will and the One
Violence to the Nous
Man's Freedom
The God's and Freedom
Constraint or Compulsion
Freedom and the Will
Freedom from Necessity
On Freedom in the Supreme
On Evil, Providence, and Gnosticism
Polemic Against Gnosticism
Ecstatic Union
The Soul and Evil
Beauty and Self-Knowledge
On Beauty
Know Thy Self
Metaphysical Difficulties
The One
Nous and Soul
Intelligence, Soul, and Change
Memory and Sensation
Mystic and Metaphysician
Mystical Experience
Plotinus in Western Thought
Chronological Ordering of The Enneads
Works Cited and Bibliography