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The Enneads: Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014044520X, Paperback)Regarded as the founder of Neo-Platonism, Plotinus (AD 204 70) was the last great philosopher of antiquity, producing 0works that proved in many ways a precursor to Renaissance thought. Plotinus was convinced of the existence of a state of supreme perfection and argued powerfully that it was necessary to guide the human soul towards this state. Here he outlines his compelling belief in three increasingly perfect levels of existence the Soul, the Intellect, and the One and explains his conviction that humanity must strive to draw the soul towards spiritual transcendence. A fusion of Platonism, mystic passion and Aristotelian thought, The Enneads offers a highly original synthesis of early philosophical and religious beliefs, which powerfully influenced later Christian and Islamic theology.
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"Plotinus is the last great philosopher of antiquity, although in more than one respect he is a precursor of modern times. The Enneads bring together Platonism, mystic passion and ideas from Greek philosophy, together with striking variants of the Trinity and other central Christian doctrines, to produce a higly original synthesis. Yet despite the porfundity of his thought, and his immense influence on mystics and religious writers, Plotinus remained largely inaccessible." -- BOOK JACKET.
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