Plotinus on the Soul

Plotinus on the Soul

by Damian Caluori


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107513839
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/08/2018
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Damian Caluori is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. His research focuses on ancient philosophy, with an emphasis on late ancient Platonism. He has published articles on Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Damascius and the Renaissance skeptic Franciscus Sanchez, whose main work, That Nothing Is Known, he co-translated from Latin into German. In 2013 he edited a volume on the philosophy of friendship, Thinking about Friendship. Historical and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Unity and creation: why Plotinus introduced the hypostasis Soul; 2. The hypostasis Soul; 3. The hypostasis Soul and its relation to individual souls; 4. The individual soul in the intelligible and in the sensible world; 5. Divine individual souls; 6. The human soul: its descent and its confusion in the sensible world; 7. The human soul: the higher and the lower soul; 8. The soul and the body.

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