The Philosophy of Plotinos; His Life, Times, and Philosophy

The Philosophy of Plotinos; His Life, Times, and Philosophy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...possessed its own soul. He says: " One single life inheres in the one sphere, and each sphere is located in one living being. Thus all creatures which are on the sphere return to the same one life, and thus all souls on one sphere are to a certain extent one ()." We must now enquire more particularly concerning the nature of this World-Soul. The argument by which we rise to the certainty of its existence is the Stoical one: just as in our body is a soul, which keeps the body together, so every physical body is kept together by a soul in which the body is ("). For bodies are in the souls, which pervade them (). The form oTits bo3y is-"5pfterical, because it ispeTfect7frjf wh%n unincarnate, the form of the spiritual bodies of human souls are also spherical ("). 4. The Transcendent Over-Soul.--In the Third Realm, that of individual mind, as we have seen, human souls and the World-gnnl are different as to individuality, and coequal as to origin ("). Nevertheless, the Intellectual powers ot the World-Soul are so much more developed than ours that she is called "pure intellect ()," knowing things not through organs of sense but by direct intuition (). She is outside of the world-body, and bears all that is bodily within herself ("). Her self-consciousness (") is so much higher than ours that she neither has nor needs any memory ("). Since she has all knowledge present to her mind, which to Plotinos seems to be the characteristic of the memory of stable souls, that is, the higher faculties of the soul, which are impassible and which are not left behind at death (M). Nor does the. World-Soul possess reason, that is, rpflpQtinn, of thfl FoutT RealnW ), "Logizesthai," since an equal and...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542843
  • 9781236542847