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Plotinus on Intellect

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book focuses on Plotinus' notion of Intellect. Intellect comes second in Plotinus' hierarchical model of reality, after the One, which is an unknowable first cause of everything. Intellect is ... More


The Anatomy of Neoplatonism

A. C. Lloyd

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238065
eISBN:
9780191597916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238061.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Neoplatonism is traditionally considered a mystical philosophy; on the contrary the aim of this book is to show the importance of a logical and epistemological approach for the understanding of ... More


Speaking of the One

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198751472
eISBN:
9780191598128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198751478.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The One, as first constitutive cause of all things, is prior to (‘beyond’) the highest form of thought and determinate being (Intellect). As such, it is not a possible object of thought and ... More


Plotinus

Andrew Louth

in The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291403
eISBN:
9780191710674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291403.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Plotinus is the supreme exponent of an abiding element in what may be called ‘mystical philosophy’. He represents man’s inherent desire to return to heaven at its purest and most ineffable. Plotinus’ ... More


Hubris and the urge to merge and acquire

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter explores several famous mergers and shows how the victors became victims of the winner’s curse. It examines cases in which winner’s curse was apparent, and how it came about. In the ... More


Introduction

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

in Plotinus on Intellect

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Here an account is given of the background of the book as well as the central ideas that unify it. There is a summary of each chapter and finally an account of the approach taken in the book and of ... More


The Experience of an English Judge in Handling State Aid Cases

Justice Silber

in The Law of State Aid in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265329
eISBN:
9780191699030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265329.003.0019
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter describes the difficulties and surprises that are experienced during the applications of BT and One-2-One for permission to judicially review the decisions of the Secretary of State for ... More


From Private Piety to Public Prayer: Reconciling Practice with Teaching

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

While the Talmudic text links each of the Morning Blessings to a specific action upon waking, in practice this proved impossible. The medieval Geonim, rabbis living in Babylonia, permitted the ... More


Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Priya Satia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book offers a cultural history of British intelligence–gathering in the Middle East in the era of World War One and its consequences in British literary and political culture and military and ... More


Gendercide and the cultural context of sex trafficking in china

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how failures in China's One-Child Policy, the inadequate enforcement of Chinese laws protecting women, and the longstanding cultural preference for males have led to discrimination ... More


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