The debate regarding Plotinus and the question of his commitment to pratical or civic
virtue remains a fraught one; see Hadot 1993, 64–73; for the alternative view, stressing
Plotinus' almost exclusive concern with contemplative virtue, see Rist 1964, 169–191;
Dillon 1996; for a recent view of the question, see Bene (2013).
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