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Commentary on Plotinus 4

Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 4

Ennead III, Part 1

Marsilio Ficino

Edited and translated by Stephen Gersh

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ISBN 9780674974982

Publication Date: 10/23/2017

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  • Prefatory Note [James Hankins, 2016]
  • Abbreviations
  • Analytical Study of the Commentary on Ennead III
    • Summary
    • 1. The “Deep Structure”
      • 1.1 Harmonics
      • 1.2 Components of Harmonics
    • 2. Platonism and Christianity
      • 2.1 The Discord between Plotinus and Christianity
      • 2.2 The Concord in Discord between Plotinus and Christianity
        • 2.2.1 Ficino’s Account of Plotinus’ Doctrine of the One and Intellect
        • 2.2.2 The Ficinian Revision of Plotinus
          • 2.2.2.1 Immediate and Mediate Production
          • 2.2.2.2 Determinate Being and Power
          • 2.2.2.3 Primum in Aliquo Genere
      • 2.3 The Concord between Plotinus and Christianity
        • 2.3.1 The Trinitarian Analogue in the Commentary on Ennead 3.2–3
        • 2.3.2 The Trinitarian Analogue in the Commentary on Ennead 3.5
    • 3. Intertexts of the Plotinus Commentary
      • 3.1 Augustine and Origen
      • 3.2 Ancient Platonists
        • 3.2.1 Porphyry, Iamblichus, Synesius, and Proclus
        • 3.2.2 “Theurgic” Tendencies in the Sources
      • 3.3 Dionysius the Areopagite
    • 4. Ratio
      • 4.1 Metaphors of ratio
      • 4.2 ratio as One and Many
      • 4.3 Transcendent and Stratified ratio
      • 4.4 The Legislative and Seminal rationes: Life and Nature
      • 4.5 ratio and Imagination
      • 4.6 Eternity, Time, and ratio
      • 4.7 Providence and Fate
      • 4.8 Necessity and Contingency
    • 5. ratio and Daemon
    • 6. Daemon
      • 6.1 Nature of Daemon
      • 6.2 Internal and External Daemons
      • 6.3 Higher and Lower Daemons
      • 6.4 Daemons and Elements
      • 6.5 Imagination and Daemons
      • 6.6 Planetary Daemons
    • Excursus 1: Ficino on Transcendent Objects
    • Excursus 2: Plotinus and Ficino on Venus and Amor
    • Excursus 3: Primum in Aliquo Genere
    • Notes
  • Chapter Headings
  • Commentary on Ennead III, Part 1
    • Book I
    • Book II
    • Book III
    • Book IV
  • Note on the Text
  • Notes to the Text
  • Notes to the Translation
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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