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- ISBN: 9780415187848 | 0415187842
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/22/1998
The Neoplatonist philosophers who flourished between the third and sixth centuries AD had a profound influence on western philosophy, on both Christian and Islamic literature and the visual arts from the Renaissance to modern times. This extensively revised and updated second edition ofNeoplatonistsprovides a valuable introduction to the thought of four central Neoplatonic philosophers, Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus and Iamblichus. John Gregory presents new translations of a selection of key passages from Neoplatonist writings, an introduction that puts in context the writings, and an epilogue detailing the legacy and influence of Neoplatonist thought.