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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


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 classic objections to Natural Class Trope Nominalism

Douglas Ehring

in Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608539
eISBN:
9780191729607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter takes up certain key objections to Natural Class Trope Nominalism that have made this position extremely unpopular. The first is the “One Over Fewer” objection. The basic worry is that ... More


“Ostrich Nominalism” or “Mirage Realism”? *

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter is concerned with the issue of realism about universals. In Nominalism and Realism, Armstrong carefully demolishes various nominalist responses to Plato's famous ‘One over Many’ problem ... More


The significance of ‘physics’ in Porphyry:: The problem of body and matter

Andrew Smith

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

For Porphyry, ‘physics’ is primarily conceived as a pointer to metaphysics. His assessment of its place in philosophy may be ascertained by his arrangement of Plotinus’ Enneads and his commentaries ... More


The Hylomorphic Turn

Daniel W. Graham

in Aristotle's Two Systems

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243151
eISBN:
9780191680649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243151.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presented how the problematic of Physics i and Aristotle's prior philosophic positions and certain ‘facts’ generate a conception of form and matter. Aristotle sets himself the task of ... More


Beauty

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:
10.1093/0198751478.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Concerns Plotinus’ interpretation of Plato's understanding of beauty, as a subjective experience (love) and as a real feature of things. Plotinus identifies beauty with form, which means that ... More


The Return of Soul: Philosophy and Mysticism

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:
10.1093/0198751478.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Discusses ethical themes in Plotinus: the human good (happiness) and the means for attaining it. As the return of the soul to the One (the absolute Good), this involves the practice of virtue and of ... More


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