Plotinus [plō tī′nəs]
A.D. 205-270; Rom. Neoplatonic philosopher, born in Egypt

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  • PLOTINUS — Philosophus Platonicus, Aegyptius natione, e civitate Lyco, discipulus Ammonii, Philosophi Christiani, praeceptor Porphyrii, Galieni, Taciti et Probi temporibus. Sub Philippo, Romae docuit, non Idololatras modo, sed et Christianos habens… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Plotinus — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = Ancient philosophy color = #B0C4DE image size = 200px image caption = Plotinus name = Plotinus birth = 204, Lycopolis death = 270, Campania school tradition = Neoplatonism main interests =… …   Wikipedia

  • Plotinus — /ploh tuy neuhs/, n. A.D. 205? 270?, Roman philosopher, born in Egypt. * * * born AD 205, Lyco, or Lycopolis, Egypt? died 270, Campania Egyptian Roman philosopher. At age 27 he traveled to Alexandria, where he studied philosophy for 11 years. In… …   Universalium

  • Plotinus — Plotin Plotin (griechisch Πλωτίνος oder Πλωτῖνος/Plōtinos, * um 205 in Lykonpolis (heute Assiut) in Ägypten; † um 270 in Minturnae, Kampanien) war ein griechischer Philosoph; er gilt als der Hauptvertreter des Neuplatonismus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Plotinus — (c. 205 70 ce)    The traditional founder of Neoplatonism, Plotinus wrote many wide ranging essays, which were posthumously collected and published in groups of nine as the Enneads by his disciple Porphyry. According to Plotinus, the One (God)… …   Christian Philosophy

  • Plotinus — (c. AD 205–270) The founder of Neoplatonism . Plotinus was born in Egypt. After study with the Alexandrian teacher Ammonius Saccus, he travelled in pursuit of wisdom to Persia, but eventually fled to Antioch and Rome in 244. Under the protection… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Plotinus — (c. 205–70)    Philosopher.    Plotinus established an independent school of philosophy in Rome, Italy. He was himself of Egyptian origin, but he taught in Greek. He is remembered as the originator of the neo Platonist system. He believed in a… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Plotinus — biographical name A.D. 205 270 Roman (Egyptian born) philosopher • Plotinian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Plotinus — See Neo Platonism …   History of philosophy

  • PLOTINUS —    an Alexandrian philosopher of the Neo Platonic school, born at Lycopolis, in Egypt; he taught philosophy at Rome, a system in opposition to the reigning scepticism of the time, and which based itself on the intuitions of the soul elevated into …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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