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An Enduring Audience: Jankélévitch and Plotinus

Flanagan, T. (2019) An Enduring Audience: Jankélévitch and Plotinus. In: La Caze, M. and Zolkos, M., (eds.) Contemporary Perspectives on Vladimir Jankélévitch: On What Cannot be Touched. Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 57-73.

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Whatever the broader challenges, complexities, and even frustrations of arranging another's manuscripts for publication, the added editorial difficulty of providing a posthumous organization to any individual's work was something even further compounded in the case of Plotinus, Porphyry explains in the introductory essay to the collection that would become known as the Enneads, by the fact that whenever his former teacher "had written anything he could never bear to go over it twice; even to read it through once was too much for him, as his eyesight did not serve him well for reading..."

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