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Plotinus

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

Outline

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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