A History of Western Philosophy: The medieval mind
A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY examines the nature of philosophical enterprise and philosophy's role in Western culture. Jones and Fogelin weave key passages from classic philosophy works into their comments and criticisms, giving A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY the combined advantages of a source book and textbook. The text concentrates on major figures in each historical period, combining exposition with direct quotations from the philosophers themselves. The text places philosophers in appropriate cultural context and shows how their theories reflect the concerns of their times.
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Plotinus Little is known about the origins of Neoplatonism or about the life of
Plotinus (about 204-270 a.d.), the principal representative of the early period of
the school. Plotinus was so completely uninterested in the things of this life (he ...
For Plotinus, dialectic was a kind of mystic vision in which truth is grasped
completely and all at once. Thus, though Plotinus may have adopted Plato's
terminology, and though he certainly started from a Platonic thesis, his
metaphysics is quite ...
So Plotinus, following this hint, maintained that the Absolute is a power or force or
energy. The whole universe, visible and invisible, is a product of this activity,
which overflows to create a succession of types of existence. These decrease in ...
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