The Neoplatonists

The Neoplatonists


By (author) John Gregory

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415187850
  • ISBN 13: 9780415187855
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 950,358

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This extensively revised and updated second edition of The Neoplatonists provides a valuable introduction to the thought of the four central Neoplatonist philosophers, Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus and Iamblichus.

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Author information

John Gregory was born in 1938 and took degrees in Classics at Cambridge University, Philosophy at London University and Applied Linguistics at Durham University. Since 1961 he has worked as a teacher and college lecturer.

Table of contents

Preface. 'Plotinus, the Philosopher of our Time'. Life and Work. Philosophical Context. Plotinus' System of Thought. Historical Context. Religious Context. Plotinus in his Time. i. The One or Good, ii. Intellect, iii. Soul, iv. Matter and Evil, v. The Material Universe, vi. Man, vii. Purification and Virtue, viii. Beauty, ix. Intellectual Contemplation, x. Mystical Union. The Neoplatonists after Plotinus. i. Porphyry, ii. Iamblichus, iii.Proclus. The Neoplatonist Legacy. Bibliography.