Plotinus on Intellect (Hardback)Eyjolfur Kjalar Emilsson (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 20 mm
Emilsson's thoughtful discussion is expressed in language that is, if not exactly colloquial, relaxed... This friendly and unassuming voice mitigates the fact that the topic is thorny even for a reader familiar with ancient philosophy and basics of the Neoplatonic worldview. Emilsson's study will hopefully, in time, soildify a statis as a classic work to refer by scholars writing not just on Plotinus, but on late ancient views on thinking, intellection, and knowledge. * Paulina Remes, Mind *
All Neoplatonic scholars will derive great benefit from E.'s thoughtful and mature treatment of some of the most intractable topics in Plotinus' philosophy. * John Bussanich, The Classical Review *
His work will no doubt be for many years to come a basic tool for all students of Plotinus' metaphysics and epistemology, but also for those interested in Neoplatonism as a philosophical set of doctrines articulated on a rational basis of occasionally gripping insightfulness. The book is well-produced and provided with useful and conveniently structure indices. * Paul Kalligas RHIZAI *
an extraordinary stimulating analysis of what is probably the most central and engaging aspect of Plotinus' metaphysics. * Andrew Smith, Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews *
Plotinian studies are currently flourishing...To this growing body of literature, E. K. Emilsson's Plotinus on Intellect is a most valuable addition. It addresses a main question in Plotinus' ontology, and it does so in the language of philosophy. Rather than remaining locked within the intricacies of Plotinus' system, in the manner of many a scholar working in the field, Emilsson is not afraid to stand back from the system...Emilsson is much to be congratulated for so seeking to extend Plotinus' appeal to a wider philosophical readership...The thesis itself and its varied ramifications are painstaking and lucidly argued for...Plotinus on Intellect is a well-produced book; typos are rare, references accurate and indices helpfully comprehensive...a fine work which deserves to become a point of reference for anyone working in the field. * Suzanne Stern-Gillett, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
...an extraordinarily stimulating analysis... * Bryn Mawr Reviews *
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