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  • adjective Of or relating to the Plotinists or their doctrines.

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  • In this essay Tanabe sharply criticizes Nishida's middle-period philosophy of the “place of Absolute Nothingness,” claiming that it falls into kind of Plotinian “emanationism” that ultimately rests on a religious or mystical intuition.

    The Kyoto School

  • I once speculated that this sort of moralizing in the Confessions had something to do with the distrust of temporality in the Plotinian philosophy that was Augustine's waystation on the road to conversion — and, after all, music is the most temporal art form there is.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • I once speculated that this sort of moralizing in the Confessions had something to do with the distrust of temporality in the Plotinian philosophy that was Augustine's waystation on the road to conversion — and, after all, music is the most temporal art form there is.

    That's the moment I woke up, thank the Lord

  • On the other hand, it has been noted that the Arabic version frequently assimilates Plotinian nous to the One.

    The Theology of Aristotle

  • The Theology in turn becomes the chief text conveying Plotinian ideas to the Arabic-speaking tradition.

    The Theology of Aristotle

  • In another passage too, a Plotinian allusion to Plato's tripartite soul is explained in an Aristotelian manner.

    The Theology of Aristotle

  • Our preface might actually have been appended to the file as a whole, and not just the Plotinian materials.

    The Theology of Aristotle

  • Theology depends on this edition, because it preserves breaks imposed by Porphyry as he split up longer treatises in order to get the number of Plotinian works up to 54.

    The Theology of Aristotle

  • But even here, a question could be raised: which member of al-Kindi's circle is to be credited with transforming Plotinian thought in this fashion?

    The Theology of Aristotle

  • In other words, the Arabic version takes it for granted that Aristotle's position is correct, and that this position must therefore somehow be compatible with the Plotinian position (on this see Adamson 2002, ch. 3).

    The Theology of Aristotle

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