LECTURE XXII CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
William Ralph Inge (Crayke, Yorkshire, 6 de junho de 1860 - Wallingford, 26 de fevereiro de 1954) foi um escritor inglês, religioso Anglicano, e professor de teologia em Cambridge. Também foi defensor dos direitos animais e grande especialista em Neoplatonismo. (Wikipedia)
LECTURES XX, XXI ETHICS, RELIGION, AND ESTHETICS
LECTURES XVII-XIX THE ABSOLUTE
The paths of Goodness, Truth, and Beauty all lead up the hill of the Lord. Plotinus shows us all three.
LECTURES XIV-XVI THE SPIRITUAL WORLD
Spirit is the best word for Nous. Reality consists in the Trinity n Unity of Nous, Noesis, and Noeta, in which the whole nature of the Absolute is manifested. Spirit and the spiritual world involve each other and cannot be separated. Plotinus is not an idealist or mentalist, in the modern sense.
LECTURES XII, XIII THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL
LECTURES IX, X, XI THE SOUL
The Orphics were the first to teach that the Soul of man is 'fallen ' — 'an exile from God and a wanderer.' Their doctrine of a multitude of immortal souls broke up the older doctrine that Soul generically is the active manifestation of one spiritual Being. The Orphic doctrine involved a theodicy. Plotinus thus inherited a double tradition — that which regarded Soul as analogous to the ' Wisdom ' of later Jewish literature, and that which thought not of Soul, but of souls on pilgrimage. He attempts to combine the best of both.
LECTURES VI, VII, VIII THE WORLD OF SENSE
There are two fundamental triads in Plotinus — that of the Divine Principles, the Absolute (to agathon, to en, to proton) ; Spirit (nous), and Soul (psyche) ; and the division of man into Spirit, Soul, and Body.
LECTURES IV, V THE FORERUNNERS OF PLOTINUS
LECTURES II, III THE THIRD CENTURY
Plotinus is the one great genius in an age singularly barren of greatness. It was a dismal and pessimistic age, when civilisation seemed to be stricken with mortal sickness. And though Plotinus deliberately detaches himself from current affairs, the great man always gives voice to the deepest thought of his own time, and cannot be understood apart from his historical setting.
LECTURE I INTRODUCTORY