The central point made by Bene, that Plotinus’ ethics is inextricably bound up with
his metaphysics, is not exactly revolutionary, but it is borne out in interesting
detail by his observation that practical action has theoria at its core (147; like
nature, one might add), and by Stern-Gillet’s piece which assesses Plotinus’ view
on sacrificing one’s life.
Adamson Peter. Late Antiquity. (2014) PHRONESIS: A JOURNAL FOR ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
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