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The Neo-Platonists

The Neo-Platonists
A Study in the History of Hellenism

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316619889

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  • First published in 1918, as the second edition of a 1901 original, this book presents a study regarding the development of Neoplatonism, with information on the historical and religious contexts of its development. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in classical philosophy and Neoplatonism.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316619889
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Introduction
    1. Graeco-Roman civilisation in its political development
    2. The stages of Greek philosophy
    3. Religious developments in later antiquity
    4. Plotinus and his nearest predecessors
    5. The philosophical system of Plotinus
    6. The mysticism of Plotinus
    7. The diffusion of neo-Platonism
    8. The polemic against Christianity
    9. The Athenian school
    10. The influence of neo-Platonism
    11. Conclusion
    Appendix 1. The Communism of Plato
    Appendix 2. The Gnostics
    Appendix 3. Iamblichus and Proclus on mathematical science
    Supplement. The commentaries of Proclus
    Index of names.

  • Author

    Thomas Whittaker

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