Much of the adaptation of the Plotinian
source material that we find in the Theology of Aristotle represents original philosophical work in a Neoplatonic paradigm.
This will be done by examining the Augustinian and Plotinian
identification of evil and non-being as it appears in Ennead I.
(21) By scene three, Leocadias is an "incomparable," and paradoxically or possibly Plotinian
, "compuesta y natural hermosura" (Cervantes 2: 92).
Their topics include the simplicity of contemplative cinema in the light of Plotinus' philosophy, beyond the moving images: a Plotinian
reading of The Truman Show, moving images and conversion: a Neoplatonic film theory, Plotinus and Tarkovsky on experience and the transparency of reality, and the mystical and the beautiful: the construction of a Plotinian
aesthetics of film.
Special Features include: an informative Introduction; a Bibliography; Enneads I.6 and V.1 with same- and facing-page notes and vocabulary; Appendix 1: Diotima's Speech: Plato's Symposium, 210a-211d; Appendix 2: Augustine's Reception of Plotinus: Confessions, Book 9, Chapter 10; Appendix 3: Porphyry: On the Life of Plotinus and the Arrangement of His Work; Appendix 4: Plotinian
Technical Philosophical Vocabulary from Enneads I.6 and V.1; Appendix 5: Plotinus Word List.
Only a few individuals can achieve the stage of individuation through a synthesis of the unconscious which Barnes equates with the concept of the Plotinian
"ekstasis." The moment of this inner wholeness remains that of a fleeting nature, very similar to that of a mystical experience.
For Sidney, the Calender's language embodies a broader failure of its mimetic project: in affecting "an old rusticke style," the Calender's poet practices an overly inclusive mimetic mode that necessarily distances him from the metaphysically pre-existent ideas and ideals of those Plotinian
"Reason-Principles" that are the basis for, and ultimate justification of, poetic imitation itself.
anagogy ascends from scientia to sapientia--from knowledge of temporal things to the wisdom of eternal things--but its operation is confounded by humanity's disordered attachment to earthly objects in greed, so the Incarnation inverts that ascent as participation Christ's descent: "Our knowledge therefore is Christ, and our wisdom is the same Christ.
In addition to analyzing, through a Plotinian
lens, the concept of unity or transcendent Form and its relationship to life and art in Woolf's non-fiction and fiction (particularly To the Lighthouse and The Waves), Chapter Four also discusses the mystical self (focusing on the characters of Mrs.