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Neoplatonic philosophy introductory readings

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  • Contributor: Dillon, John; Gerson, Lloyd Phillip

    The most comprehensive collection of Neoplatonic writings available in English, this volume provides translations of the central texts of four major figures of the Neoplatonic tradition: Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, and Proclus. The general Introduction gives an overview of the period and takes a brief but revealing look at the history of ancient philosophy from the viewpoint of the Neoplatonists. Historical background--essential for understanding these powerful, difficult, and sometimes obscure thinkers--is provided in extensive footnotes, which also include cross-references to other works relevant to particular passages.

    Subject(s): Neoplatonism
    Original Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Hackett Pub. Co., c2004
    Language(s): English