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Plotinus on primary being


Caluori, Damian (2008). Plotinus on primary being. In: Gutschmidt, Holger; Lang-Balestra, Antonella; Segalerba, Gianluigi. Substantia - Sic et Non: Eine Geschichte des Substanzbegriffs von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart in Einzelbeiträgen. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Ontos, 85-103.

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In this paper I discuss the different senses in which Plotinus uses the word 'ousia', a word crucial for ancient metaphysics. By means of discussing these senses, it becomes apparent how Plotinus answers the central question of any metaphysical theory: what is being? It turns out that his layered ontology gives a number of different but conceptually linked answers to this question, each reflecting one use of the term 'ousia'. In a kind of "ascent" bodies, the soul, and the intellect are considered as different ways of being.

In this paper I discuss the different senses in which Plotinus uses the word 'ousia', a word crucial for ancient metaphysics. By means of discussing these senses, it becomes apparent how Plotinus answers the central question of any metaphysical theory: what is being? It turns out that his layered ontology gives a number of different but conceptually linked answers to this question, each reflecting one use of the term 'ousia'. In a kind of "ascent" bodies, the soul, and the intellect are considered as different ways of being.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Greek and Latin Philology
Dewey Decimal Classification:470 Latin & Italic languages
480 Classical & modern Greek languages
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:05 Feb 2009 10:02
Last Modified:01 May 2016 20:03
Publisher:Ontos
Series Name:Philosophische Analyse
Number:27
ISBN:978-3-938793-84-8
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