Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Plotinus, Self and the World

Plotinus, Self and the World

This item is a print on demand title and will be dispatched in 1-3 weeks.

Paperback / softback

£17.99

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108729949
Number of Pages: 161
Published: 24/01/2019
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.5 cm
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.

Raoul Mortley (Bond University, Queensland)

Raoul Mortley is Professor and Dean in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bond University, Queensland.

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...