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Plotinus Ennead VI.9: On the Good or the One

Translation with an Introduction and Commentary

Stephen R. L. Clark (author)

ISBN: 9781733535724

Publication Date: Dec 2020

Format: Paperback

This early treatise is placed by Plotinus' editor at the very end of the Enneads, as the culmination of his thought. It is a cosmological sketch, arguing that the being of anything depends on its being unified by its orientation to its own good.
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This early treatise is placed by Plotinus' editor at the very end of the Enneads, as the culmination of his thought, matching Plotinus' own last recorded instruction, 'to bring the god in you back to the god in the all.' It is a cosmological sketch, arguing that the being of anything depends on its being unified by its orientation to its own good, and so also the being of Everything, the All. The One, or the Good, is at once the goal of all things both individually and collectively, and also the transcendent source of all that we experience, mediated through an intelligible order. But it is also, and perhaps more importantly, intended as a guide to the proper education and discipline of our own motives and experience. We are encouraged to put aside immediate sensory data, egoistic prejudice and sensual impulse, first to grasp at least a little of the intelligible order within which we all live, and at last to purge even those last intellectual attachments and experience what cannot be adequately described: the unity of being.
Pages 204
Dimensions 191 x 127
Date Published 30 Dec 2020
Publisher Parmenides Publishing
Series The Enneads of Plotinus
Subject/s Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500   Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge   Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology  
Stephen R. L. Clark is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Theology at the University of Bristol. His books include Aristotle's Man (1975), From Athens to Jerusalem (1984), God's World and the Great Awakening (1991), The Political Animal (1999), Biology and Christian Ethics (2000), Ancient Mediterranean Philosophy (2013), and Plotinus: Myth, Metaphor and Philosophical Practice (2016).

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