Plotinus and Epicurus: Matter, Perception, Pleasure

2017.01.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Angela Longo and Daniela Patrizia Taormina (eds.), Plotinus and Epicurus: Matter, Perception, Pleasure, Cambridge University
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2017.01.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Angela Longo and Daniela Patrizia Taormina (eds.), Plotinus and Epicurus: Matter, Perception, Pleasure, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 236pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107124219. Reviewed by Francesco Verde, Sapienza University of Rome This volume -- which includes revised versions of papers presented at three Italian symposia in 2012 and 2013 -- is a genuine novelty in the panorama of ancient philosophy studies. Indeed, the book investigates the relationship between two philosophers who (apparently) have nothing in common: Plotinus and Epicurus. The main subject is Plotinus, particularly his critical attitude toward Epicurus and atomism more generally. Given that a detailed volume dealing specifically with the doctrinal relationship between Plotinus and Epicurus was lacking, one can say that the chapters written by specialists in ancient philosophy and profitably collected by Angela Longo and Daniela. . .

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