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Ideas of Porphyry, by Text

[Greek, 234 - 305, Born at Tyre. Taught by Plotinus. Based in Alexandria. Wrote 'Against the Christians' (lost).]

280 Launching Points to the Realm of the Mind
1Enn2 I.1 p.27 Civil virtues make us behave benevolently, and thereby unite citizens
1Enn2 I.2 p.28 Civil virtues control the passions, and make us conform to our nature
1Enn2 I.4 p.31 Purificatory virtues detach the soul completely from the passions
1Enn2 I.4 p.31 There are practical, purificatory, contemplative, and exemplary virtues
1Enn2 I.4 p.32 We should avoid the pleasures of love, or at least, should not enact our dreams
1Enn9 2 p.33 Nature binds or detaches body to soul, but soul itself joins and detaches soul from body
1Enn9 3 p.33 Philosophy has its own mode of death, by separating soul from body
4Enn3 21(20) p.41 The presence of the incorporeal is only known by certain kinds of disposition
5Enn3 32(5-7) p.48 Intelligence is aware of itself, so the intelligence is both the thinker and the thought
5Enn3 32(5-7) p.50 Some think time is seen at rest, as well as in movement
5Enn3 32(5-7) p.50 Time is the circular movement of the soul
5Enn6 25(2) p.44 Memory is not conserved images, but reproduction of previous thought
6Enn4 37(5) p.58 Unified real existence is neither great nor small, though greatness and smallness participate in it
6Enn4 39 p.61 Individual souls are all connected, though distinct, and without dividing universal Soul
6Enn4 39 p.62 The soul is bound to matter by the force of its own disposition
6Enn5 42 p.65 Diversity arises from the power of unity
6Enn5 43 p.65 God is nowhere, and hence everywhere
6Enn5 43 p.65 Everything existing proceeds from divinity, and is within divinity
6Enn5 43 p.66 The soul is everywhere and nowhere in the body, and must be its cause
6Enn5 44 p.68 Successful introspection reveals the substrate along with the object of thought
6Enn5 44 p.69 Justice is each person fulfilling his function
295 Isagoge ('Introduction')
(2) p.1 Are genera and species real or conceptual? bodies or incorporeal? in sensibles or separate from them?