Plotinus on Sense-Perception: A Philosophical Study

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CUP Archive, Jun 16, 1988 - Medical - 179 pages
This book is a philosophical analysis of Plotinus' views on sense-perception. It aims to show how his thoughts were both original and a development of the ideas of his predecessors, in particular those of Plato, Aristotle and the Peripatetics. Special attention is paid to Plotinus' dualism with respect to soul and body and its implications for his views on the senses. The author combines a historical approach to his subject, setting Plotinus' thought in the context of thinkers who preceded and succeeded him, with a proper analysis of his ideas and, where appropriate, of those from which they derived.


An outline of Plotinus views on
The relation between the eye and the object of vision
Sensory affection
The unity of the senses
The objects of perception page
Perceptions as acts and forms in perception

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