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This casts an entirely new light on the position of the One in Plotinus and that of the ninth treatise itself

This casts an entirely new light on the position of the One in Plotinus and that of the ninth treatise itself. The third part not only examines the mystical union as pictured in the ninth treatise, but also provides a full scale discussion of Plotinus' descriptions of this union in his en-tire work. The degree of unification, viz. the question whether a part of the mystic self remains intact during the unification, is a matter of vigorous scholarly debate.

This treatise, however, is of vital importance, because it is in this work that for the first time in the Enneads, the One in its superform emerges and Plotinus dwells on the remarkable phenomenon of a 'mystical union' of the soul with the One.

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Recently, there has been a growing interest in ancient views on consciousness and particularly in their influence on medieval and early modern philosophers

Remes, P. (2007) Plotinus on self: the philosophy of the ‘We’. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press. Schibli, H. S. (1989) ‘Apprehending Our Happiness: Antilepsis and the Middle Soul in Plotinus, Ennead . Recently, there has been a growing interest in ancient views on consciousness and particularly in their influence on medieval and early modern philosophers.

The book concludes with an interesting speculative discussion between "Timaeus" and "Eudemus" in which the former attempts a Platonic response to the sort of criticisms raised by Aristotle and an appendix which criticizes the interpretation of the Timaeus passage by . Krämer according to which that dialogue provides evidence for Plato's "unwritten teachings". The idea that the universe or kosmos is a living entity is implicit in the organic metaphor of growth in the term physis employed by the Pre-Socratics.

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Plotinus was a student of Ammonius Saccas and they were founders of Neoplatonism. His work, through Augustine of Hippo, the Cappadocian Fathers, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and several subsequent Christian and Muslim thinkers, has greatly influenced Western and Near-Eastern thought.

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Amazing as it may be, to this day few commentaries on the treatises of Plotinus' Enneads are written. The classic ninth treatise (VI,9 in Porphyrius' order), for example, has hardly been studied. This treatise, however, is of vital importance, because it is in this work that for the first time in the Enneads, the One in its superform emerges and Plotinus dwells on the remarkable phenomenon of a 'mystical union' of the soul with the One. A thorough analysis of the argument and its development next to philosophical and philo-logical support will be welcome to any reader of this in-triguing but difficult treatise. These aims are pursued in the main part of Meijer's work, the commentary. The first part of the book, preceding the commentary, examines the philosophical history of the concept of the One and its status in the first eight treatises. This new approach to the problem of the One leads to striking conclusions. It appears that while Plotinus was writing these first eight treatises, the concept of the One developed from that of a Supreme Entity of a Mesoplatonian character, viz. the upper part of the mind, to One of a Superone above mind. This casts an entirely new light on the position of the One in Plotinus and that of the ninth treatise itself. The third part not only examines the mystical union as pictured in the ninth treatise, but also provides a full scale discussion of Plotinus' descriptions of this union in his en-tire work. The degree of unification, viz. the question whether a part of the mystic self remains intact during the unification, is a matter of vigorous scholarly debate. Meijer shows that, in spite of some inconsistencies in his doctrine about the union, one must accept that Plotinus basically considered the union as a complete absorption of the soul into the Supreme Entity.
Plotinus on the Good or the One (Enneads VI, 9 : An Analytical Commentary) (Amsterdam Classical Monographs) (English and Ancient Greek Edition) download epub
Philosophy
Author: Meijer
ISBN: 9050630820
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Philosophy
Language: English Ancient Greek
Publisher: Brill (May 1, 1992)
Pages: 381 pages