Plotinus, Self and the World Hardback

by Raoul Mortley;

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Plotinus, Self and the World

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Plotinus, Self and the World addresses the question of the individual subject in its relationship with the world, the 'all'. It traces the self through its experience of memory and forgetfulness, looks at whether the idea of the subconscious exists in Plotinus, and notes the probable impact of Plotinus' thought on the development of the autobiography, in the form of Augustine's Confessions. Augustine historicises the Plotinian individual self. The book reinterprets the idea of to oikeion in Plotinus and places great emphasis on the importance of the idea of 'having', and the ability to possess is itself linked to being: thus we are close to the idea of personal authenticity. Lastly the book examines Plotinus' view of images and art, and notes his respect for the beauty of the human face. His positive view of the physical world is stressed.

Plotinus, Self and the World by Raoul Mortley was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2013. The ISBN for Plotinus, Self and the World is 9781107040243.

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Details for Plotinus, Self and the World

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (December 2013)
Number of Pages162
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4245004
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