Quasi‐Genera and the Collapse of Substance and Attribute

A. C. Lloyd

in The Anatomy of Neoplatonism

Published in print June 1998 | ISBN: 9780198238065
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597916 | DOI:
 Quasi‐Genera and the Collapse of Substance and Attribute

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The core of the third chapter is the study of the P‐series. This theory is presented after a detailed discussion of the relationship of individuals to species and genus. A P‐series is a sequence of terms classified according to priority and posteriority starting from the most universal one. This theory is the result of the evolution of the Aristotelian doctrine of pros en done in order to fit with the not strictly Aristotelian notion of ‘genus’ of some Neoplatonic philosophers (Plotinus, Plotinus).

Keywords: genus; pros en; Plotinus; Proclus; P‐series; species

Chapter.  9454 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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