Plotinus' Cosmology by James Wilberding
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Plotinus' Cosmology
By James Wilberding

Plotinus' Cosmology

A Study of Ennead II.1 (40) - Text, Translation, and Commentary

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Plotinus' Cosmology by James Wilberding

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In Ennead II.1 (40) Plotinus is primarily concerned to argue for the everlastingness of the universe, the heavens, and the heavenly bodies as individual substances. Here he must grapple both with the philosophical issue of personal identity through time and with the rich tradition of cosmology which pitted the Platonists against the Aristotelians and Stoics. What results is a historically informed cosmological sketch explaining the constitution of the heavens as well as sublunar and celestial motion. This book contains an extensive introduction aimed at providing the necessary background in Platonic, Aristotelian, and Stoic cosmology, the text itself, and a line-by-line commentary designed to elucidate its philosophical, philological and historical details.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199277261
ISBN-10: 0199277265
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 145mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Wilberding

James Wilberding is Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Williams College.

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