By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus
Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) was once the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited by way of his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's dying in six units of 9 treatises every one (the Enneads).
Plotinus looked Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily similar considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few affects from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used significantly. he's a different blend of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His concept ruled later Greek philosophy and prompted either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive this day as a result of its union of rationality and severe spiritual event.
In his acclaimed version of Plotinus, Armstrong offers very good introductions to every treatise. His important notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.