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Plotinus and the Presocratics
Plotinus and the Presocratics (March 2007)
A Philosophical Study of Presocratic Influences in Plotinus' Enneads
Giannis Stamatellos - Author

The first book-length philosophical study on the Presocratic influences in Plotinus’ Enneads.

Filling the void in the current scholarship, Giannis Stamatellos provides the first book-length study of the Presocratic influences in Plotinus’ Enneads. Widely regarded as the founder of Neoplatonism, Plotinus (204–270 AD) assimilated eight centuries of Greek thought into his work. In this book Sta...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Indian Philosophy
Neoplatonism and Indian Philosophy (December 2001)
Paulos Mar Gregorios - Editor

Explores connections between Neoplatonism and Indian philosophy.

During the last two centuries a remarkable similarity between the philosophical system of Plotinus (205–270 A.D.) and those of various Hindu philosophers in various centuries, including some that lived prior to the Third Century A.D. has been discovered. This book addresses the possibility of any direct influence of Indian thought upon Plotinus and ...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought
Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought (November 2001)
Part Two
R. Baine Harris - Editor

Leading scholars relate Neoplatonism to contemporary social theory, aesthetics, and spirituality.

Significant twentieth-century thinkers offer views of Neoplatonism as having relevance to contemporary life and thought. Specifically discussed is how Neoplatonism relates to contemporary social theory, contemporary aesthetics, and contemporary spirituality, including discussions on ecology, environmental ethics, animal r...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought
Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought (November 2001)
Part One
R. Baine Harris - Editor

Leading scholars relate Neoplatonism to contemporary science and philosophy.

Significant twentieth-century thinkers offer views of Neoplatonism as having relevance to contemporary life and thought. Specifically discussed is how Neoplatonism relates to contemporary science and contemporary philosophy, including metaphysics and environmental thought.

Contributors include Jay Bregman, John Charle...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Nature
Neoplatonism and Nature (November 2001)
Studies in Plotinus' Enneads
Michael F. Wagner - Editor

Original essays by leading scholars on Plotinus' philosophy of nature.

This book advances an understanding of Plotinus' views on the natural cosmos and their relevance to natural philosophy and the development of science. The contributors confront issues concerning the presence of scientific principles and conceptions in Plotinus' writing, and discuss the degree to which Plotinus' views and methodo...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics
Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics (November 2001)
Aphrodite Alexandrakis - Editor
Nicholas J. Moutafakis - Associate editor

Shows how the aesthetic views of Plotinus and later Neoplatonists have played a role in the history of Western art.

Grouped together in four broad headings, the essays in this book offer a well-balanced examination of both Neoplatonic aesthetics and its significance in Western art. The concept of “beautiful” and its influence on Christian thinkers is addressed in the works of various Neoplatonists from Ploti...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Gnosticism
Neoplatonism and Gnosticism (July 1992)
Rich T. Wallis - Editor
Jay Bregman - Editor

In recent decades our view of Gnosticism has been revolutionized by the discovery of a Coptic Gnostic library at Nag-Hammadi, Egypt. Currently, Gnosticism is seen as a phenomenon extending far beyond Christianity and displaying a strong Platonic influence. The opposition between the two systems was certainly not as sharp as Plotinus claimed. Where, why, and how the ideological lines were drawn is discussed in the light of the new historical evide...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Islamic Thought
Neoplatonism and Islamic Thought (July 1992)
Parviz Morewedge - Editor

This book explores, through their Neoplatonism, the philosophies of four cultures: North African, Moorish Spanish, Greek, and Islamic. Originating in North Africa, Neoplatonism became the framework for philosophical reflection in these diverse cultural settings. Neoplatonic themes like emanationism are found in all of them, despite the difficulty of reconciling such philosophical ideas with religious orthodoxy.

The wide appeal of Neoplaton...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Jewish Thought
Neoplatonism and Jewish Thought (July 1992)
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor

This book deals primarily with the problem of the one and the many. The problems of creation, of evil, of revelation, and of ethics are all treated as special cases of the general problem of relating the finite to the infinite, the many to the one. The authors focus on the unifying theme of mediation, the means by which the Absolute relates to the here and now. The principal figures studied include Philo, Plotinus, Iamblichus, Isaac Israeli, Avic...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Christian Thought
Neoplatonism and Christian Thought (June 1981)
Dominic J. O'Meara - Editor

In this volume, the relationships between two of the most vital currents in Western thought are examined by a group of nineteen internationally known specialists in a variety of disciplines—classics, patristics, philosophy, theology, history of ideas, literature. The contributing scholars discuss Neoplatonic theories about God, creation, man, and salvation, in relation to the ways in which they were adopted, adapted, or rejected by major Christian ...(Read More)
 
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