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Virtue and HappinessEssays in Honour of Julia Annas$
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Rachana Kamtekar

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646043

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.001.0001

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PLOTINUS, ENNEAD 1. 4 AS CRITIQUE OF EARLIER EUDAIMONISM

PLOTINUS, ENNEAD 1. 4 AS CRITIQUE OF EARLIER EUDAIMONISM

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(p.245) PLOTINUS, ENNEAD 1. 4 AS CRITIQUE OF EARLIER EUDAIMONISM
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Virtue and Happiness
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A. A. LONG

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.003.0013

The main purpose of this chapter is not to present a comprehensive account of human happiness. Plotinus, aims, rather, to show other philosophers, especially Aristotelians and Stoics, that their many correct ideas are fully viable if and only if they give up certain unacceptable doctrines and replace them with his own cardinal proposition - that a perfect human being is detached from the body, identical with intellectual activity, and completely unaffected by external contingencies.

Keywords:   consciousness, dualism, happiness, intellect, living well, self-sufficiency, transcendence

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