610Re: Plotinus, "On Beauty" (1.6 )
- Apr 13, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mrnkogan" <achoufri@p...> wrote:
>But Plotinus does not refer to 'ugly' theoremata at I. 6. 1. 44ff,
> I understand that "theoremata" are not Forms. What I do not
> (1) How Plotinus could possibly consider some kind of "theoremata"
> be "not dominated by shape" (which is his definition of ugliness).
> does it mean for a "theorema" to be "dominated by shape"?
only to 'bad' ones. The difference is made clear by his statement at
I. 6. 1. 46 that "there can be concord and agreement between bad ideas
> (2) What about the second part of my question (concerning the soul)?own"?
> particular, how should we take Plotinus' statement that ugliness
> to the soul through its "receiving a FORM (eidos) other than its
>'Other than its own' in the sense that it is incompatible with the
soul's optimal functioning, albeit perhaps a form in its own right.
Hence, for example, some patterns of behavior which might be
appropriate for some other kind of animal do not befit a human.
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