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Neoplatonic Philosophy : Introductory Readings - John Dillon

Neoplatonic Philosophy

Introductory Readings

By: John Dillon (Translator, Introduction by), Lloyd P. Gerson (Translator, Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780872207073
Number Of Pages: 400

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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.

"This is a valuable anthology which makes a selection of key Neoplatonic texts available in new, accurate, and readable translations..." -- Anne Sheppard, Senior Lecturer in Classics, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Principal Texts Used in This Anthologyp. xxiii
Plotinus: Enneads
I 1 (53) On What Is the Living Being and What Is the Human Being (complete)p. 1
I 4 (46) On Happinessp. 12
[sections] 1-4
I 6 (1) On Beauty (complete)p. 18
I 8 (51) On What Evils Are and Where They Come Fromp. 30
[sections] 1-5
III 8 (30) On Nature and Contemplation and on the One (complete)p. 35
IV 7 (2) On the Immortality of the Soulp. 49
[sections] 1; 9-15
IV 8 (6) On the Descent of the Soul Into Bodies (complete)p. 56
V 1 (10) On the Three Principal Hypostases (complete)p. 66
V 2 (11) On the Generation and Order of the Things That Come after the First (complete)p. 83
V 3 (49) On the Knowing Hypostases and on That Which Is Transcendentp. 86
[sections] 1-9; 13-17
V 5 (32) That the Intelligibles Are Not Outside the Intellect, and on the Goodp. 105
[sections] 1-2
VI 4 (22) On the Presence of Being, One and the Same Simultaneously Existing Everywhere as a Whole--Part Onep. 109
[sections] 1-11
VI 7 (38) How the Multitude of Ideas Came to Exist, and On the Onep. 122
[sections] 1-23; 37-42
VI 8 (39) On the Free Will and the Volition of the Onep. 159
[sections] 1-8; 12-16
Porphyry
Launching-Points to the Intelligiblep. 178
[sections] 10, 11, 13, 16, 22, 25, 26, 32, 41, 43, 44
Inquiries Into Various Topicsp. 195
Frs. 259, 261
On the Return of the Soulp. 199
Frs. 284, 285, 287, 300
The History of Philosophyp. 202
Frs. 220-223
Commentary on Parmenidesp. 205
Frs. IV, V, VI
Commentary on Timaeusp. 212
Fr. LXXIX
Commentary on Categoriesp. 214
On Principlesp. 217
Fr. 232
From Damascius On Principles (De Principiis)p. 217
Fr. 367
From Iamblichus On the Soul (De Anima)p. 218
[sections] 6, 17, 23, 37
Iamblichus
On the Mysteries of the Egyptiansp. 221
Book I 1-3; 10; Book II 2; I1; Book III 25; Book V 26; Book VII 4-5; Book VIII 2; Book X 1-8
On the Soul (De Anima)p. 241
[sections] 7, 18, 19, 37, 38
Letter to Macedonius, On Fatep. 244
Frs. 1-7
Commentary on Parmenidesp. 248
Fr. 2B
Commentary on Timaeusp. 249
Frs. 7, 29, 50, 53, 54, 81, 87
Commentary on Phaedrusp. 256
Fr. 6
Commentary on Philebusp. 257
Frs. 4, 7
From Proclus' Commentary on Parmenidesp. 258
From Proclus' Platonic Theologyp. 259
From Damascius' On Principles (De Principiis)p. 260
From Pseudo-Simplicius' Commentary on the Soul De Animap. 262
Proclus
Elements of Theologyp. 264
Props. 1, 7, 11, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25, 35, 41, 53, 57, 64, 67, 123, 186, 187, 194, 195, 211
Platonic Theologyp. 280
I 1-3
Commentary on Parmenidesp. 292
Book I 617-659
Book VI 1043-1051
Commentary on Timaeusp. 331
Prologue
Book I 4-9, 24
Book II 276, 30-277, 14
Book III 234, 8-235, 9
Commentary on Book I of Euclid's Elementsp. 344
The Nature and Origin of Evilp. 345
[sections] 1-5; 8-9; 30-33; 36-37; 51
Glossaryp. 360
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ISBN: 9780872207073
ISBN-10: 0872207072
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48

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