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Plotinus on the Good or the One (Enneads VI, 9)

P. A. Meijer

Plotinus on the Good or the One (Enneads VI, 9)

an analytical commentary

by P. A. Meijer

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Published by J.C. Gieben in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plotinus.,
  • One (The One in philosophy) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [334]-340) and indexes.

    StatementP.A. Meijer.
    SeriesAmsterdam classical monographs ;, v. 1
    ContributionsPlotinus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB693.E6 M45 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 381 p. ;
    Number of Pages381
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1313682M
    ISBN 109050630820
    LC Control Number92185410

    Plotinus was born in Upper Egypt, more specifically in Lycopolis in CE. When he was twenty-eight he moved to Alexandria to study philosophy. While in Alexandria, he was tremendously influenced by Plato and Aristotle and therefore studied their works immensely. Can We Write Your Essay? Ace your next assignment with help from a professional. This book is a guide to those wishing to read the works (the Enneads) of Plotinus, one of the greatest figures of ancient philosophy. The book provides an outline of Plotinus’ life and of the composition of the Enneads, placing Plotinus in the intellectual context of his time. Selected Plotinian texts are then discussed in relation to central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.

    In short, Plotinus thought there is a hierarchy of existence, at the top of which is the One (what else would you call it?), which he likened to Plato’s Form of the Good. Below the One, there is Intelligence (what we would call intellect); and below that, Soul (which includes perception and . In his new study of the similarities between Plato and Plotinus, David J. Yount proceeds to a meticulously argued demonstration of the thesis he had already put forward in his preceding book (Plotinus the Platonist: A Comparative Account of Plato and Plotinus’ Metaphysics, Bloomsbury, ).According to him, there are no essential differences between their philosophical doctrines.

    Five Books of Plotinus: Viz. On Felicity; On the Nature and Origin of Evil; On Providence; On Nature, Contemplation, and the One; and On the Descent of the Soul Eighteenth century collections online: Author: Plotinus: Translated by: Thomas Taylor: Contributor: Thomas Taylor: Publisher: E. Jeffrey, Length: pages: Export Citation. In Plotinus and in Porphyry, the term "mystical" itself designates a kind of interpretation of myths (which Plotinus practiced, as has been admirably shown by Pierre Hadot (on Narcissus, ; on Ouranus, Kronos and Zeus ) and by J. Pépin (on Herakles, ; on Dionysus ), a practice which is not discussed in this book), and it does.


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Plotinus on the Good or the One (Enneads VI, 9: An Analytical Commentary) (Amsterdam Classical Monographs) (English and Ancient Greek Edition)Author: Meijer. Plotinus on The One and the Good In Ennead VI, 9, Plotinus discusses the nature of The One with respect to goodness, and particularly the supreme concept of goodness, which he calls the Good.

The One is a model for the highest virtue or principle; however, we find that it is difficult to characterize The One in such a way because Plotinus.

Plotinus (c. CE) was a Platonic philosopher born in Lycopolis, gh the story of his life was written down by his student Porphyry, few biographical details are included because Plotinus rejected the physical world of appearances in favor of the realm of the mind and considered trivialites such as his birth date, family, ancestry and personal endeavors unworthy of Author: Joshua J.

Mark. The One – Plotinus taught that there is a supreme, godlike, totally transcendent One containing no division, multiplicity or distinction. The One is beyond all categories of being and non-being. The One isn’t a thing or a person; it isn’t the sum of all things; and it isn’t sentient or self-aware.

I read a book on Plotinus called "The Essence of Plotinus" in and read it in India. In I studied Plotinus with Richard Sorabji at King's College, LONDON. Sorabji was one of the few people I met who was willing to talk about the divine in a hearty way and write about things like mystical s:   THE BOOK: The price to pay for this inexpensive book is a heavy typeface on slightly rough paper, but it is perfectly readable.

It would make a good e-book. O'Brien provides a good 20 page Introduction. This is followed by ten treatises which he considers to be "the essence of the Enneads", covering s: VI.8 [39] - "On Free Will and the Will of the One" VI.9 [9] - "On the Good, or the One" Plotinus's Original Chronological Order.

The chronological listing is given by Porphyry (Life of Plotinus 4–6). The first 21 treatises (through IV.1) had already been written when Porphyry met Plotinus, so they were not necessarily written in the order shown. On The Good Or The One Paperback – Septem by Plotinus (Author), Thomas Taylor (Translator) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ — Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $Author: Plotinus. Plotinus (c.A.D. - ) was an Egyptian/Greek/Roman philosopher of the Hellenistic period. He is widely considered the founder (along with his less famous teacher Ammonius Saccas) of the Neo-Platonism movement.

Many later Christians and Muslims were influenced by his Neo-Platonism (or by Platonism acquired through the mediation of Plotinus' teachings). More than just a commentator on. For the latter crowd Eyjolfur Emilsson's book from Routledge would be better.

But for graduate level or above, this is the best. One problem, Gerson doesn't really understand the mystical or religious side of Plotinus very well, but his precision as an Reviews: 6. Building on the teachings of Plato and with his profound impact on the Christian contemplative tradition, Plotinus is one of the most influential philosophers in the Western tradition.

If you would like to begin studying Plotinus, this little book of selections translated by Elmer O’Brien is a great place to start – clear, crisp, accessible /5(26). The Enneads, a collection of the works and musings of the Greek philosopher Plotinus, is a group of 54 writings that are separated into six sections, the six of these writings deal.

The older approach to Plotinus, expressed by such eminent scholars as e.g. Dodds or Émile Bréhier, that the author of the Enneads was full of contempt towards physical reality, was criticized already by Pierre Hadot in the sixties. A section which was, understandably, absent from the book, is the one devoted to Plotinus’ Greek.

Return to the One: Plotinus’ Guide to God-Realization is a text intended to introduce the non-specialist to the mystical philosophy of Plotinus. The text is written in a fresh and accessible style; however, one might question its stated aim of relieving non-scholars of having to read the Enneads directly (pg.

32). It hardly seems worth saying that there is no substitute for the original. Get this from a library. Plotinus on the Good or the One (Enneads VI, 9): an analytical commentary. [P A Meijer; Plotinus.]. Support the channel. Patreon: Donate: Get a free audiobook: ====. The aim of Chapter 1 is to show that the Good is identical to the One in both Plato and Plotinus and that it is the first principle of everything.

While it is quite uncontroversial that Plotinus identifies the One and the Good and considers it the first principle, these two claims are much more controversial, of course, in the case of Plato.

On the one hand if the appetite is to be stirred, as in the carnal passion, there must be a heating of the blood and the bile, a well-defined state of the body; on the other hand, the impulse towards The Good cannot be a joint affection, but, like certain others too, it would belong necessarily to the Soul alone.

At one point he put forward a plan to found a model city in Southern Italy, called Platonopolis and based on Plato's Laws, but the proposal came to nothing. Plotinus was a vegetarian, and shunned public baths with their promiscuous nudity.

"Plotinus seemed ashamed of. Good introduction to Plotinus. Gives the beginning of a deeper understanding to what Plotinus might be trying to express in the Enneads.

This book is helpful to read before Gerson's Plotinus or /5(6). by Plotinus translated by Stephen MacKenna and B. S. Page [] Title Page Porphyry: On the Life of Plotinus and the Arrangement of his Work THE FIRST ENNEAD THE FIRST ENNEAD THE FIRST ENNEAD: FIRST TRACTATE FIRST TRACTATE Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5 Section 6 Section 7 Section 8 Section 9 Section For the sake of anticipatory simplification this may be described as the method of this book.

It should be noted that the author discovered the "key" last. For his first reading of Plotinus was one of puzzlement, and only a laborious analysis brought the disentanglement of the experience from the vision of Plotinus that this book attempts to state.

Actually I guess that in Plotinus, the relationship between a Form and its instance (like the Form of Giraffe and a particular, physical giraffe) is indeed very much like the relation between the One and the Intellect: in both cases the higher cause automatically gives rise to an image, which fails to measure up to the perfection of the cause.