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Neoplatonic Philosophy by John Dillon
Book DescriptionThe most comprehensive collection of Neoplatonic writings available in English, this volume provides translations of the central texts of four major figures of the Neoplatonic tradition: Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, and Proclus. The general Introduction gives an overview of the period and takes a brief but revealing look at the history of ancient philosophy from the viewpoint of the Neoplatonists. Historical background--essential for understanding these powerful, difficult, and sometimes obscure thinkers--is provided in extensive footnotes, which also include cross-references to other works relevant to particular passages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872207080
(215mm x 9mm x mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John Dillon
John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College, Dublin. Lloyd P. Gerson is Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.
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