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Neoplatonic Philosophy

Neoplatonic Philosophy

Introductory Readings

Translated, with Introduction, by John Dillon and Lloyd P. Gerson

2004 - 400 pp.

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Cloth 978-0-87220-708-0
$48.00
Paper 978-0-87220-707-3
$20.00

Quick Overview

The 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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The 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.

 

Reviews:

"In addition to being a wonderful addition to the library of any classicist or historian of philosophy, the book can be used as a challenging text for an undergraduate specialized course in later Greek philosophy and even as a major text in a Graduate course in the same area.  The academic world has been well served by this intelligently designed volume."
     —Joseph A. Novak, Philosophy in Review

 

"This is a valuable anthology which makes a selection of key Neoplatonic texts available in new, accurate, and readable translations."
     —Anne Sheppard, Senior Lecturer in Classics, Royal Holloway, University of London

 

About the Authors:

John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College, Dublin.

Lloyd P. Gerson is Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.