Today there comes from BMCR a review of language on a holiday--er, I mean, Plotinus (that's not necessarily disparaging: maybe language should take a holiday sometimes!)--published by a press that, an Aristotelian might argue, cannot actually exist:
Brian Hines, Return to the One: Plotinus' Guide to God-Realization.It turns out that Unlimited Publishing is an on-demand publishing outfit (said by some to be the way that publishing must go in the future, to compete successfully with on-line texts). So their name signifies merely a potential infinity of books, and Aristotle's thesis is safe after all.
Bloomington and Salem: Unlimited Publishing, 2004. Pp. xx, 372. ISBN
1-58832-100-2. $16.99 (pb).
Hines' book is Unlimited's only philosophy book on offer so far. The telltale blurb, however, is not encouraging:
In the Enneads, 3rd century mystic philosopher Plotinus synthesized a thousand years of accumulated Greek wisdom with his own profound mystical experiences. Whatever your spiritual beliefs, you will find yourself challenged and stimulated by Plotinus's blend of rationality and mysticism.And if my 'spiritual belief' is that no 'mystical philosophy' can be challenging and stimulating to all spiritual beliefs whatsoever...?