Readership: Students of scholars of classical studies, philosophy
Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Professor, Florida State University
"Well argued and will stimulate further discussion of the matter." - Classical World
Introduction: One by Number
1.: Platonic Cosmology on Plotinian Terms
Ennead VI.6 and the Timaeus
Origin of Multiplicity in Plotinus
Plotinus' apostasies and Numenius' stasis
The Universe as Degrees of Separation from the One
2.: Multiplicity as Number
Surfacing from "the Neopythagorean Underground"
Outward and Inward Direction of Multiplicity in VI.6
Multiplicity as Effluence and Unity
3.: "The Number of Infinity"
Aristotle's Criticism of Plato and the Platonists
4.: Number and Substance
Plotinus' Three Hypotheses about Number in the Intelligible Realm
Is Substantial Number Discrete and Incidental?
The Whole Number of Beings
The Substantial and Monadic Number
5.: Number and the Universe
Substantial Number and the One
Substantial Number and the Absolute Being
Substantial Number and Intellect
Substantial Number and Beings
Substantial Number and the Complete Living Being
Soul and Number
The Unfigured Figure of Soul's Dance
6.: Unity of Thought and Writing
Porphyry and the Enneads
"Six Along with the Nines"
Conclusion: In Defense of Plato
Index of Names and Subjects