The view that ancient philosophers made no use of the notion of consciousness, and perhaps even the view that consciousness does not enter philosophical discourse before Descartes, may still have its adherents. However, anyone who reads the Enneads can hardly overlook the fact that consciousness plays an important role in Plotinus. D. M. Hutchinson's study is thus most welcome as it is hoped that its discussion will motivate scholars of ancient philosophy and beyond to study Plotinus' contribution to the history of the philosophy of this remarkable phenomenon, consciousness.
|Journal||Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Sep 2015|