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Super amazing concepts, incredibly interesting, but painful to read.

The language is so different. passions, appetites, and the general structure and way of speaking. It feels like I'm reading the KJV of the bible rather than the NIV, or reading the canterbury tales in their original middle english. I tried looking up an audiobook to try and listen to it on my walks, but they got kermit the frog to record it, with what seems like an odd translation. https://youtu.be/fdpAdstnmWU

I do like his clarification of past platonic ideas; showing how the good is actually contented to us, and how it sits at the top, and all proceeds from it. his treatment of the problem of evil I found to be enjoyable as well; treating evil as more of a deficiency, or a lack of, rather than a positive force.

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Can I get into Plotinus without having read Plato? I abhor dialogues.

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Is there anyone that actually compares to Plotinus besides his successors?

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Can I get a QRD on Plotinus's proof?

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Was Plotinus influenced by Vedic philosophy?

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> Thus he told how, at the age of eight, when he was already going to school, he still clung about his nurse and loved to bare her breasts and take suck: one day he was told he was a ‘perverted imp’, and so was shamed out of the trick.

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Are there many modern Platonists?

How would one live as one exactly?

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What secondary books on Neoplatonism should I read before going to the primary sources?

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If the Absolute was perfect in its eternity, unity, and immobile what tf is the point of the material world/reality? Why was it created?

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>Epicurus
>Plotinus
>Pythagoras

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How is it that Plotinian psychology holds up so well? It makes so much more sense and illuminates so much more than any other theory of mind I have seen.

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Plotinus should have intuited heliocentrism, it makes much more sense considering that the sun gives light (knowledge) and life (being, animation) to everything, in Platonism the sun is symbolically The One and it would make much more sense for it to be at the centre of things since the physical world is a reflection of the noetical

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EXPLAIN NEOPLATONISM TO ME RIGHT NOW OR I'LL LITERALLY FUCKING KILL YOu! WHAT THE FUCK IS THE SELF-QUEST OF THE ONE? WHAT THE FUCK ARE HYPERCOSMIC HENADS? DON'T DUMB IT DOWN OR I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU.

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>>16844621
Why does Evola look like Plotinus?

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So at the end of the day, who came out on top?
Iamblichus and his poiesis or Proclus's insistence on theoria?
Theurgy or contemplation?
Who made the best innovations upon Plotinus?

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>>16806304
read the Neoplatonists and the Hermeticism texts
then do Agrippa
I'd recommend Eriugena's Periphyseon as well as the works of Meister Eckhart and Pseudo-Dionysius

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>>16746770
the self-moved is flowing,
the moved flows even more so,
but all that flow owes to the unmoved fount from which all flows come from,
and which all have as their end

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Hello, does anyone know a place on the internet that has quotes from the ennead in ancient greek? All that google is showing me retarded english translation shit

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>JUST BE CONFIDENT BRO

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Tell me about this guy please

I feel like a pleb for not knowing

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Why did he do it?

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>>16590914
>there is no Zeus
Based Plotinus would disagree. Zeus participates and there is absolutely nothing you can do about that fact.

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>>16498966

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