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Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads

Dominic J. O'Meara


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: soul and body, intelligible and sensible reality, Intellect, the One, speaking of the ineffable, the production of reality, evil, beauty, the human good, and mysticism. Plotinus’ historical importance is in ... More

Keywords: ancient philosophy, Enneads, epistemology, ethics, history of philosophy, metaphysics, mysticism, Dominic O’Meara, philosophy, Plato, Platonism, Plotinus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198751472
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198751478.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic J. O'Meara, author
University of Fribourg
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