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Plotinus lived in the third century AD and is considered the founder of Neoplatonism.


Hellenistic Philosophy

Part 6

VI. Plotinus

A. His Life

B. His System

1. Highest Being - God, The One or the Good

a. Pantheism vs. Panentheism

b. God is unknowable.

c. God's being overflows.

2. Emanation

a. Nous (Mind)

i. Higher Mind

ii. Lower Mind

b. Soul

i. Higher (World) Soul

ii. Middle Soul

iii. Lower Soul

3. Two Paths

a. Downward - Becoming

b. Upward - Salvation


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1 History of Philosophy and Christian Thought - Quiz 24

History of Philosophy and Christian Thought - Quiz 24


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