Plotinus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Plotinus Roman philosopher (born in Egypt) who was the leading representative of Neoplatonism (205-270)
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Usage

In literature:

The difficulty was even much greater for these philosophers than an Aristotle or a Plotinus.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Plotinus was ashamed of his body.
"Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
At fifteen he is discoursing on Plotinus, and has translated the hymns of Synesius.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
They are known to us through his disciples Longinus and Plotinus chiefly.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Plotinus is regarded as the founder of this system in the third century of our era.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
But one evening over Plotinus he actually nodded.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Plotinus begins by ignoring this {373} supremely important philosophical principle.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Commentaries on Plato, mentioned by Porphyry in his life of Plotinus, have also been lost.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
This man was Plotinus Plinlimmon.
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
Plotinus says that to be plunged into matter is to descend and then fall asleep.
"The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites" by Dudley Wright
In the latter part of his life he lectured on and translated Plotinus.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
Even Plato may gain a commentator in Plotinus, and St. Anselm is interpreted by St. Thomas.
"An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
Accordingly the ethics of Plotinus represent, we may say, the moral idealism of the Stoics cut loose from nature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Bouillet translates Plotinus, 61.
"Transcendentalism in New England" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
But tell me whether it seemeth enough for thee to know God as Plato and Plotinus knew him?
"King Alfred's Old English Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies" by Saint Augustine
Theoretically, the philosophy of Plotinus was an attempt to harmonize the principles of the various Greek schools.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
Porphyry tells us that Plotinus did not bestow any titles upon his own discourses.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4)" by George Grote
He took down a volume of Plotinus and found, on the fly-leaf, "Oliver Baldwin," written in a small, scholarly hand.
"Christmas Roses and Other Stories" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
What Plotinus said of the gods, that each contained all the rest, is equally true of both demons and devils.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
Plotinus (A. D. 205-270) from his fortieth year taught philosophy at Rome.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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