Professor i filosofi ved IFIKK Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson er aktuell med boken "Plotinus". Boken er del av Routledge Philosophers-serien.
IFIKK Philosophy professor Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson has published the book "Plotinus", which is the latest installment in the Routledge Philosophers series.
Plotinus (AD 205–270) was the founder of Neoplatonism, whose thought has had a profound influence on medieval philosophy, and on Western philosophy more broadly. In this engaging book, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson introduces and explains the full spectrum of Plotinus’ philosophy for those coming to his work for the first time.
Beginning with a chapter-length overview of Plotinus’ life and works which also assesses the Platonic, Aristotelian and Stoic traditions that influenced him, Emilsson goes on to address key topics including:
- Plotinus’ originality
- the status of souls
- Plotinus’ language
- the notion of the One or the Good
- Intellect, including Plotinus’ holism
- the physical world
- the soul and the body, including emotions and the self
- Plotinus’ ethics
- Plotinus’ influence and Legacy
Including a chronology, glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading, Plotinus is an ideal introduction to this major figure in Western philosophy, and is essential reading for students of ancient philosophy and classics.