Parution : A. Longo and D.P. Taormina (ed.), Plotinus and Epicurus: Matter, perception, pleasure.

« Plotinus and Epicurus: Matter, perception, pleasure », ed. by A. Longo and D.P. Taormina, Cambridge , Cambridge University Press 2016.

 

http://www.cambridge.org/bo/academic/subjects/classical-studies/ancient-philosophy/plotinus-and-epicurus-matter-perception-pleasure?format=HB

Table of contents :

Preface Daniela Patrizia Taormina

Introduction Angela Longo and Daniela Patrizia Taormina

Part I. Historical Overview:
1. The school and texts of Epicurus in the early centuries of the Roman empire Tiziano Dorandi
Part II. Common Anti-Epicurean Arguments in Plotinus:
2. The mention of Epicurus in Plotinus’ tr. 33 (Enn. II 9) in the context of the polemics between Pagans and Christians in the second-third century AD: parallels between Celsus, Plotinus and Origen Angela Longo
3. Epicureans and Gnostics in tr. 47 (Enn. III 2) 7.29-41 Manuel Mazzetti
4. ‘Heavy birds’ in tr. 5 (Enn. V 9) 1.8: References to Epicureanism and the problem of pleasure in Plotinus Mauricio Pagotto Marsola
5. Plotinus, Epicurus and the problem of intellectual evidence: tr. 32 (Enn. V 5) 1 Pierre-Marie Morel
6. ‘What is known through sense perception is an image’. Plotinus’ tr. 32 (Enn. V 5) 1.12-19: an anti-Epicurean argument? Daniela Patrizia Taormina
Part III. Plotinus’ Criticism of Epicurean Doctrines:
7. Corporeal matter, indefiniteness and multiplicity: Plotinus’ critique of Epicurean atomism in tr. 12 (Enn. II 4) 7.20-8 Marco Ninci
8. Plotinus’ reception of Epicurean atomism in On Fate, tr. 3 (Enn. III 1) 1-3 Erik Eliasson
Part IV. Epicureans Elements in Plotinus: Some Instances:
9. Athroa epibolē: on an Epicurean formula in Plotinus’ work Andrei Cornea
10. Plotinus and Epicurus on pleasure and happiness Alessandro Linguiti.


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