The Cambridge companion to Plotinus / edited by Lloyd P. Gerson. [Electronic resource]Publication details: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996. Description: xiii, 462 p. ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated | computer Carrier type: volume | online resourceISBN: 0521470935; 0521476763Other title: PlotinusSubject(s): PlotinusDDC classification: 186.4/PLO/GER Online Resources: CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC COPY OF TEXT.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-436) and indexes.
"Plotinus is the greatest philosopher in the 700-year period between Aristotle and Augustine. He thought of himself as a disciple of Plato, but in his efforts to defend Platonism against Aristotelians, Stoics, and others, he actually produced a reinvigorated version of Platonism that later came to be known as "Neoplatonism." In this volume, sixteen leading scholars introduce and explain the many facets of Plotinus's complex system. They place Plotinus in the history of ancient philosophy while showing how he was a founder of medieval philosophy." "New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Plotinus currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Plotinus."--BOOK JACKET.