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Was Plotinus a Platonist? Lineage, Identity, and Scholarship
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For this special episode we have dispensed with the usual bibliographies, because we have something better to offer: a fully-footnoted paper discussing the topic of the episode, arguing for critical reflection on the second-order terms used to discuss ancient Platonism and related religious currents, along with some modest proposals for a set of terms of art which might do the trick. These proposals happen to be the definitions which we use here at the SHWEP, as found in the SHWEP glossary.
Here is a pdf of the paper: Was Plotinus a Platonist? A Few Observations about First and Second Order Terminology in the Study of Platonism