Actuality and potentiality in Plotinus’ view of the intelligible universe

Authors: Dufour, Richard
Abstract: The scope of this paper is first to explain the meaning of potential existence, actual existence, power and actuality according to Plotinus; and then investigate how, in the Enneads, these notions apply to the One, Intellect and Soul. We will see that Plotinus makes a coherent and consistent use of these notions throughout the corpus.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 2004
Open Access Date: 17 May 2017
Document version: AM
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/14064
This document was published in: Journal of Neoplatonic Studies, Vol. 9 (2), 193-218 (2004)
Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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