6234Re: [neoplatonism] RE: Moderatus
- Feb 1, 2014
> Oh, nice, Mike, that is a interesting, great find there. Are we alsoM.C. That's clearly in the background, as is the Timaeus passage which
> dealing with the general doctrine of like to like?
states that the Demiurge wished to render all things as similar to himself
Which would not rule
> out the reflective aspect, might even strengthen it? But I guess not -M.C. According to Moderatus, matter is like (i.e. derives from?) the
> what in matter would be like the forms?
not-being that manifests itself in the quantitative. So the answer would
be: quantity (to poson).
>M.C. That's a ferociously difficult problem: Denis O'Brien has been
> I have to admit I do not know much about Plotinus' conception of matter -
> curious now to know how does he view the Timaeus in this regard and the
> khora? I ought to know...
wrangling over it with Kevin Corrigan and Jean-Marc Narbonne for the past
quarter-century or so. What seems clear is that Plotinus distinguishes
between intelligible and sensible matter, and at least in some of his
works both seem to be evil, although elsewhere they are said to be
I'll try to do more justice to the question in a later post, inch'Allah.
Now it's late and my head's not quite up to the task.
Bye for now, Mike
> Dennis Clark
CNRS UPR 76
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