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  1. Plotinus: Myth, Metaphor and Philosophical Practice.Stephen R. L. Clark - 2016 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    A study of Plotinus's use of myth and metaphor, with special attention to the historical context and therapeutic use of his work.
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  • Plotinus on Consciousness.D. M. Hutchinson - 2018 - Cambridge University Press.
    Plotinus is the first Greek philosopher to hold a systematic theory of consciousness. The key feature of his theory is that it involves multiple layers of experience: different layers of consciousness occur in different levels of self. This layering of higher modes of consciousness on lower ones provides human beings with a rich experiential world, and enables human beings to draw on their own experience to investigate their true self and the nature of reality. This involves a robust notion of (...)
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  • Plotinus.Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson - 2005 - Routledge.
    Plotinus was the founder of Neoplatonism, whose thought has had a profound influence on medieval philosophy, and on Western philosophy more broadly. In this engaging book, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson introduces and explains the full spectrum of Plotinus’ philosophy for those coming to his work for the first time. Beginning with a chapter-length overview of Plotinus’ life and works which also assesses the Platonic, Aristotelian and Stoic traditions that influenced him, Emilsson goes on to address key topics including: Plotinus’ originality the (...)
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  • Plotinus on the Soul.Damian Caluori - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    Plotinus on the Soul is a study of Plotinus' psychology, which is arguably the most sophisticated Platonist theory of the soul in antiquity. Plotinus offers a Platonist response to Aristotelian and Stoic conceptions of the soul that is at the same time an innovative interpretation of Plato's Timaeus. He considers the notion of the soul to be crucial for explaining the rational order of the world. To this end, he discusses not only different types of individual soul but also an (...)
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  • Platonist Philosophy 80 Bc to Ad 250: An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation.George Boys-Stones - 2017 - Cambridge University Press.
    'Middle' Platonism has some claim to be the single most influential philosophical movement of the last two thousand years, as the common background to 'Neoplatonism' and the early development of Christian theology. This book breaks with the tradition of considering it primarily in terms of its sources, instead putting its contemporary philosophical engagements front and centre to reconstruct its philosophical motivations and activity across the full range of its interests. The volume explores the ideas at the heart of Platonist philosophy (...)
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  • A History of Mind and Body in Late Antiquity.Anna Marmodoro & Sophie Cartwright (eds.) - 2018 - Cambridge University Press.
    The mind-body relation was at the forefront of philosophy and theology in late antiquity, a time of great intellectual innovation. This volume, the first integrated history of this important topic, explores ideas about mind and body during this period, considering both pagan and Christian thought about issues such as resurrection, incarnation and asceticism. A series of chapters presents cutting-edge research from multiple perspectives, including history, philosophy, classics and theology. Several chapters survey wider themes which provide context for detailed studies of (...)
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  • Plotinus’ Unaffectable Soul.Christopher Noble - 2016 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 51:231-281.
    In Ennead 3.6, Plotinus maintains that the soul is unaffectable. This thesis is widely taken to imply that his soul is exempt from change and free from emotional ‘affections’. Yet these claims are difficult to reconcile with evidence that Plotinian souls acquire dispositional states, such as virtues, and are subjects of emotional ‘affections’, such as anger. This paper offers an alternative account that aims to address these difficulties. In denying affections to soul, Plotinus is offering a distinction between the soul’s (...)
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  • Plotinus on the Soul. [REVIEW]Sara Magrin - 2017 - Ancient Philosophy 37 (1):238-242.
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  • Presence and meaning of kinesis [κίνησις] in Plotinus' Enneads.Tania Fadda - 2016 - Dissertation, Université Grenoble Alpes; Università Degli Studi (Cagliari, Italie)
    My Ph.D. research is aimed at finding and analyzing the occurences of the word kinesis, and similar expressions, in Plotinus' Enneads. The employment of lexicographical method has allowed me to pick up a catalog of around eight hundred occurrences of the term kinesis. I have identified two tematic areas for the use of kinesis, one regarding the sensible reality, the other the intelligible reality. In the first part of my study I focus on kinesis occurrences with reference to the body (...)
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  • The Phaedrus in the Renaissance: Poison or Remedy?Guy Claessens - 2020 - In Sylvain Delcomminette, Pieter D’Hoine & Marc-Antoine Gavray (eds.), The Reception of Plato’s Phaedrus from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 229-247.
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  • Two “Platonic” Scholastics on the Soul’s Presence in the Body: John Quidort and Giles of Viterbot.Guy Guldentops - 2015 - Archives d'Histoire Doctrinale et Littéraire du Moyen Âge 82 (1):69-95.
    Peter Lombard’s Sentences, book I, distinction 8 offers the starting point for the late medieval and Renaissance debate on the question of whether the soul is as a whole present in the whole body and in each of its parts. This paper summarizes the prehistory of Lombard’s theory that the soul is everywhere in the entire body, and analyzes the positions of two “Platonic” scholastics, the late-thirteenth-century Dominican John Quidort and the early-sixteenth-century Augustinian Giles of Viterbo.
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  • Plotinus on Immortality and the Problem of Personal Identity.Lloyd P. Gerson - 2021 - In Immortality in Ancient Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 178-195.
    At first glance, Plotinus’ arguments for the immortality of the human soul, principally in Ennead IV 7 (2), constitute a straightforward defense of Plato against Peripatetic and Stoic attacks. And yet, his close reading of his predecessors, especially Aristotle and Alexander of Aphrodisias, led him to confront the following deep problem. The best arguments for immortality rest upon the immateriality of intellect and hence its immunity from destruction along with the body. But, following Aristotle, Plotinus maintains that the nature of (...)
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  • The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy.Lloyd P. Gerson - 2004 - Mind 113 (449):168-171.
  • Anima-entelechia e corpo animato: Plotino e la tradizione peripatetica.Riccardo Chiaradonna - 2020 - In Christoph Horn, Daniela Patrizia Taormina & Denis Walter (eds.), Körperlichkeit in der Philosophie der Spätantike. Corporeità nella filosofia tardoantica. Baden Baden: Academia Verlag. pp. 43-64.
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  • Plotinus' Account of the Cognitive Powers of the Soul: Sense Perception and Discursive Thought. [REVIEW]Riccardo Chiaradonna - 2012 - Topoi 31 (2):191-207.
    This paper focuses on Plotinus’ account of the soul’s cognitive powers of sense perception and discursive thought, with particular reference to the treatises 3. 6 [26], 4. 4 [28] and 5. 3 [49] of the Enneads . Part 1 of the paper discusses Plotinus’ direct realism in perception. Parts 2 and 3 focus on Plotinus’ account of knowledge in Enneads 5. 3 [49] 2–3. Plotinus there argues that we make judgements regarding how the external world is by means of discursive (...)
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  • Plotinus' Theory of Affection.Ana Laura Edelhoff - 2018 - In Philosophy of Mind in Antiquity: The History of the Philosophy of Mind, Volume 1. London and New York: pp. 279 - 298.
     
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  • The Aporetic Character of Plotinus’ Philosophy.George Karamanolis - 2018 - In George Karamanolis & Vasilis Politis (eds.), The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy. Cambridge and New York: pp. 248-268.
     
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  • The Soul-Body Compound in Didymus the Blind’s Commentary on Genesis and its Neoplatonic Background.Daria Szymańska-Kuta - 2015 - Studia Religiologica 48 (4):271-289.
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  • Plotinus on the Inner Sense.Sara Magrin - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (5):864-887.
    Recently, there has been a growing interest in ancient views on consciousness and particularly in their influence on medieval and early modern philosophers. Here I suggest a new interpretation of Plotinus’s account of consciousness which, if correct, may help us to reconsider his role in the history of the notion of the inner sense. I argue that, while explaining how our divided soul can be a unitary subject of the states and activities of its parts, Plotinus develops an original account (...)
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  • La materia e i composti sensibili nella filosofia di Plotino.Riccardo Chiaradonna - 2016 - In Viano Cristina (ed.), Materia e causa materiale in Aristotele e oltre. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura. pp. 149-170.
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  • The Basic Logic of Plotinus' System: A Discussion of E. K. Emilsson, Plotinus. [REVIEW]Riccardo Chiaradonna - 2018 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 55:227-250.
    This article is a discussion of E. K. Emilsson, Plotinus (London and New York, 2017). Three themes are selected: causation; the holistic account of intelligible being; the status of matter and body. The discussion ends with some remarks about Emilsson’s approach to Plotinus’ philosophy. Emilsson’s account of Plotinus’ causation is based on the transmission model, what Emilsson calls ‘the principle of prior possession’. Here it is argued that the transmission model requires qualifications in order to be applied to Plotinus’ account (...)
     
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