Double Duty: How to Live in the Cosmos of Plotinus

Pastille_William_2020-11-20_Typescript.pdf

Title

Double Duty: How to Live in the Cosmos of Plotinus

Description

Typescript of a lecture delivered by Bill Pastille, Annapolis tutor, on November 20, 2020 as part of the Formal Lecture Series.

Mr. Pastille describes his lecture: "We all act according to our conceptions of the world. Plotinus had an extraordinary conception of reality, namely, that the One generates the less unified Intellect, which in turn generates the even less unified Soul together with the phenomenal world. Plotinus often suggests that the task of human beings is to overcome our multiplicity, to turn away from the less unified and toward the more unified layers of reality. Yet he himself sometimes acted differently. For example, he taught, and he brought up children entrusted to his care, and he wrote—all actions that show a concern for the level of multiplicity on which we humans live. This lecture attempts to account for this apparent discrepancy in Plotinus’s ethics."

Publisher

Coverage

Annapolis, MD

Date

2020-11-20

Rights

A signed permission form has been received stating: "I hereby grant St. John's College permission to: Make an audiovisual recording of my lecture, and retain copies for circulation and archival preservation in the St. John's College Greenfield Library. Make an audiovisual recording of my lecture available online. Make a typescript copy of my lecture available for circulation and archival preservation in the St. John's College Greenfield Library. Make a typescript of my lecture available online."

Type

text

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

Pastille_William_2020-11-20_Typescript

Original Format

Microsoft Word

Page numeration

12 pages