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Soul and Body

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Plotinus

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780198751472
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198751478.003.0002
 Soul and Body

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Discusses, in the context of the Platonic theory of two worlds, Plotinus’ argument that soul is not body, does not depend on body, and is of a different nature from that of body, a distinction compared to the distinction in Descartes between mind and body.

Keywords: body; Descartes; dualism; mind; Plato; Plotinus; soul; two worlds

Chapter.  3578 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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