Plotinus: The Ineffable One

Plotinus: The Ineffable One

Lecture by Peter Adamson

Excerpt: Consider the following objects: an army, a house, a giraffe, your immortal soul. What makes these things different from each other and might they have in common. Plotinus, the founder of neo-platonism, who lived in the third century, would say that a striking feature of these things is that some of them are more real than others.

Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King’s College London and host of the History of Philosophy podcast, discusses the transcendent First Principle envisioned by Plotinus.

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