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Beauty

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/10.1093/0198751478.003.0010
 Beauty

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Concerns Plotinus’ interpretation of Plato's understanding of beauty, as a subjective experience (love) and as a real feature of things. Plotinus identifies beauty with form, which means that intelligible reality as a whole is beauty. The relation between beauty and the One (identified as the absolute Good) is also discussed: beauty is the light, the ‘grace’ of the Good.

Keywords: beauty; form; love; Plato; Plotinus; the Good; the One

Chapter.  4545 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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