Plotinus (205-270)

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Biographical note

Philosopher of the ancient world, widely considered the founder of Neoplatonism (along with his teacher Ammonius Saccas). Neoplatonism was an influential philosophy in Late Antiquity. His metaphysical writings have inspired centuries of Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Gnostic metaphysicians and mystics. Much of our biographical information about Plotinus comes from Porphyry's preface to his edition of Plotinus' Enneads.

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