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By Asger Ousager

Because the most vital philosophical paintings to emerge within the 700-year interval among Aristotle and Augustine, The Enneads has been topic to severe scrutiny for greater than 2000 years. however the mystical and summary nature of those treatises through Plotinus maintains to withstand effortless elucidation. during this quantity, the most recent within the Aarhus reviews on Mediterranean Antiquity, Asger Ousager grapples with the good neo-Platonist's perception of the person. Is the person loose or made up our minds? Is the Plotinian God topic to any compulsion Himself, and with what effects for our internal and outer freedom? and at last, what are the political and moral implications of Plotinism? when you consider that Plotinus has commonly been considered as apolitical, it's the facts that Ousager marshals for his political philosophy that varieties the main fascinating a part of this learn. in keeping with the writer, what distinguishes Plotinus from Plato and Aristotle politically is his emphasis on ordinary authority, mutual cooperation and the titanic capability of each person, even slaves.

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Selfhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Politics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nine nine eleven 12 half I. SELFHOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 bankruptcy I. A. Unification with Soul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 bankruptcy I. B. Unification with mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 24 26 28 29 29 32 39 forty two forty five fifty four I. B. 1. stories of the physique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. 2. Potentiality or reality of mind? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. 2. a. Actualisation of mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. 2. b. Actualisation of varieties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. 2. c. A failing criterion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. three. kinds of details inside of mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. four. Intentionality inside of mind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. five. The gaze of souls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. 6. In-esse and determinism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. B. 7. Is mind unified? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bankruptcy I. C. Unification with the single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. C. 1. Envisioning the single. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. C. 2. the only inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. C. three. Inferences from Proclus and Augustine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. C. four. Annihilation or protection? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. C. four. a. protection of particularity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. C. four. b. Annihilation of the actual self . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I. C. five. team spirit or plurality first? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . half II. FREEDOM fifty seven fifty seven seventy one ninety one ninety four ninety four ninety five 104 ...................................... 121 bankruptcy II. A. adequate reason for reasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. A. 1. cause and reason in Plato and Plotinus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. A. 2. Causa sui or ratio sui? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. A. three. Plotinus reading the Euthyphro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. A. four. enough windfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 126 129 137 143 bankruptcy II. B. Distinguishable souls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 bankruptcy II. C. Determinism disrupted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 157 162 one hundred sixty five 171 172 177 181 II. C. 1. The causal nexus of final unification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. C. 2. Absolute freedom attained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. C. three. ideas of necessity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. C. four. Determinism positioned into standpoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. C. five. absolutely the Self. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. C. 6. Self-determination, self-causation and self-motion . . . . . . . . . . II. C. 7. Puppets, slaves or assistants? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 · contents Part III. POLITICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 bankruptcy III. A. Coming to imperial Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 bankruptcy III. B. Political philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 214 225 228 231 237 241 249 258 264 270 274 III.

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