Neoplatonic Philosophy : Introductory Readings Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Publication Date: 03/01/2004
- Category: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
- ISBN: 9780872207073