By Stephen R. L. Clark
Clark examines numerous Plotinus’s myths and metaphors in the cultural and philosophical context of his time, asking probing questions about their contemplative results. what's it, for instance, to “think away the spatiality” of fabric issues? What mind set is Plotinus recommending whilst he speaks of affection, or drunkenness, or nakedness? What star-like cognizance is meant while he publicizes that we have been as soon as stars or are stars without end? What does it suggest to assert that the soul is going round God? and the way are we imagined to “bring the god in us again to the god in all”? via those wealthy photographs and buildings, Clark casts Plotinus as a thinker deeply keen on philosophy as a fashion of life.
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