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Philosophical Concepts That Shaped Gregory of Nyssa's View of the Individual

Lucian Turcescu

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174250
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195174259.003.0003

Series: AAR Academy Series

 Philosophical Concepts That Shaped Gregory of Nyssa's View of the Individual

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This chapter deals with the following philosophical concepts: individuals and relations in Aristotle, individuals in Stoicism, the individual as a collection of properties in Platonism, and the Plotinian will of the One. Gregory of Nyssa shows signs of familiarity and in some cases explicit use. These concepts inform his thinking about the individual.

Keywords: individuals; antiquity; relationship; Aristotle; Stoicism; Plotinus; Plato; Gregory of Nyssa

Chapter.  9673 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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