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PHIL 5504 Plotinus: the One and the Many (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course is designed to look at the puzzles Parmenides set for Greek philosophy. We will examine Plotinus' treatise on omnipresence, Ennead VI 4-5[22-23], "On the Presence of Being, One and the Same, Everywhere as a Whole." The issues include the Platonic problems of participation, the relation of particulars to forms, of sensible to intelligible, of Platonic being to Aristotelian substance, and the priority of being and substance over number. The second part moves to Plotinus' One as the God beyond being in contrast with Stoic materialism.


Instructor(s): Gary Gurtler, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13