19) From Proclus Bruno takes the idea of the possibility of uniting in his mnemonic system the Plotinian
handling of the two types of matter, the intelligible and the sensible, and the Aristotelian concept of thought based on images.
Thomas enjoyed a Christocentric spirituality but had difficulty enunciating it coherently within a Plotinian
exitus-reditus schema with an Aristotelian nature as principle of activity and efficient cause.
Life and death within this Plotinian
scheme contribute to the cosmic ballet.
97) The difficulty here is to grasp the philosophical functional concept of energy, thereby avoiding a metaphysical understanding (that of a substance--analog to the concept of ether in physics--emanating in all the forms like the Plotinian
One) as well as a psycho-physiological one.
20) He places Augustine's work in a neo-Platonic context, in particular the Plotinian
doctrine of the mind.
16) On the other, one can note that Plotinian
Neoplatonism itself became somewhat "Pythagoreanized" under the influence of Iamblichus and that this Pythagoreanized Neoplatonism was passed down to, among others, Syrianus and Proclus.
Schuermann approached the issue of the temporality of the Plotinian
one in juxtaposition to certain Heideggerian texts, Professor Sallis approaches the account Plotinus gives of the one by juxtaposition with certain Platonic texts to reveal a similar strategy by both Plotinus and Plato on characterization of the ultimate principles of metaphysics.
correctly emphasizes the importance of Augustine's understanding of eternity and time, but she does not, it seems, recognize that Augustine was the first thinker in the Latin West to adopt such Plotinian
accounts of eternity and time, just as he was the first--apart from a small circle in Milan--to break out of the common Stoic corporealism of the age and to adopt a Plotinian
The Art of Living: Pierre Hadot's Rejection of Plotinian
Mysticism, DAVID BLAKELY
The individual is left almost as a self-sufficient, or self-constituting, subject,(3) the "alone seeking the alone," to quote a Plotinian
The same Plotinian
discussion inspired Egidio's mentor Marsilio Ficino to explain how both the phenomenal world and the world of Ideas could be visualized according to such a scheme (but note how Ficino is as partial to the number four as Egidio da Viterbo is to three):
Hathaway, "Plotinus and the Possibility of Natural Science," and Jonathan Scott Lee, "The Practice of Plotinian
Physics," discuss Enneads 2.