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Kristendomens Plotinos: Till frågan om swedenborgianismens nyplatonska ursprung
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas.
1991 (Swedish)In: Lychnos, ISSN 0076-1648, 231-238 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to show Swedenborg’s direct and indirect acquaintance with works of Plotinus and Porphyry, and with Neo-Platonic thought in general. Swedenborg early acquired the Enneads of Plotinus, and when he read the pseudo-Aristotelian work De secretiore parte divinae sapientiae secundum egyptios, in fact a compilation made by Plotinus’ disciple Porphyry, he took down in his philosophical notebook that this work was too sublime to be written by Aristotle and by far surpassed the teachings of Plato.

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Uppsala: The Swedish History of Science Society , 1991. 231-238 p.
Keyword [en]
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772); Plotinus (c. 205–270); Porphyry (c. 234–305); Plotinus, Opera philosophica (Basel 1580); Aristotle, Opera omnia (Paris 1654); De Secretiore Parte Diuinae Sapientiae Secundum Aegyptios libri
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History of Ideas; Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-63186OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-63186DiVA: diva2:447428
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Annual of the Swedish History of Science Society. ISSN 91-85286-39-7. Distributed by Swedish Science PressAvailable from: 2011-10-11 Created: 2011-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-08

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