Definition of Plotinus

1. Noun. Roman philosopher (born in Egypt) who was the leading representative of Neoplatonism (205-270).

Generic synonyms: Philosopher



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Literary usage of Plotinus

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1. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"Plotinus was born in Lycopolis, Egypt, in 204, and studied philosophy ander Ammonius Saetas in Alexandria for eleven years. In 243 he went to Rome, ..."

2. A History of Philosophy: From Thales to the Present Time by Friedrich Ueberweg, Noah Porter, Vincenzo Botta (1872)
"Porphyry also, who was for a time a pupil of Longinus, sought, in a work directed against Plotinus, to demonstrate the same doctrine (an i£u TOV voii ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Porphyry, as well as Plotinus, recognized Christ as an eminent ... The philosophy of Porphyry is completely identified with that of Plotinus (qv). ..."

4. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"105; Dill, Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius; A. Drews, Plotinus und der Untergang der antiken Weltanschauung; works of Susemihl and Heinze, ..."

5. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Joseph Torrey (1851)
"To Plotinus, beyond question, this new tendency, regarded from his own point of view as a Greek philosopher, must have seemed, both in respect to what was ..."

6. Archiv F�ur Geschichte Der Philosophie (1902)
"For constructive power, impressive skill, daring boldness, .sustained nobility, and imposing beauty, the system of Plotinus has hardly ever been surpassed. ..."

7. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Porphyry, as well as Plotinus, recognized Christ as an eminent ... The philosophy of Porphyry is completely identified with that of Plotinus (qv). ..."

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