By (author) Pauliina Remes
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Neoplatonism by Pauliina Remes
Book DescriptionAlthough Neoplatonism has long been studied, until recently many had dismissed this complex system of ideas as more mystical than philosophical. Recent research, however, has provided a new perspective on this highly influential school of thought, which flourished in the pagan world of Greece and Rome up through late antiquity. Pauliina Remes' lucid, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction reassesses Neoplatonism's philosophical credentials, from its founding by Plotinus (204-70, C.E.) through the closure of Plato's Academy in 529.Using an accessible, thematic approach, she explores the ideas of leading Neoplatonists, such as Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus, Simplicius, and Damascius, as well as less well-known thinkers. She situates their ideas alongside classical Platonism, Stoicism, and the neo-Pythagoreans, as well as other intellectual movements of the time, including Gnosticism, Judaism, and Christianity. She also considers Neoplatonism's enduring legacy in the history of philosophical thought, providing a gateway to Neoplatonism for contemporary readers. It is copublished by Acumen Publishing Limited.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520258600
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Pauliina Remes
Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism, Hardback (April 2014)
"The Handbook of Neoplatonism" is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy.
Plotinus on Self, Paperback (March 2011)
This text examines Plotinus' conceptualisation of two selfhoods - corporeal and rational, their interrelations and implications for living.
Neoplatonism, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Pauliina Remes
Covering the Neoplatonic movement from its founder, Plotinus (AD 204-70) to the closure of Plato's Academy in AD 529, this title explores the ideas of leading Neoplatonists such as Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus, Simplicius and Damascius.
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Author Biography - Pauliina Remes
Pauliina Remes, Docent of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, Finland, is the author of Plotinus on Self: The Philosophy of "We."
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