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The Derivation of All Things from the One (I)

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Plotinus

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780198751472
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198751478.003.0007
 The Derivation of All Things from the One (I)

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Discusses Plotinus’ ways of dealing with the question as to how reality derives (‘emanation’), by stages, from its first constitutive cause, the One, with regard to the derivation of the first stages, those of Intellect and of soul. The question as to whether the One necessarily produces is also discussed.

Keywords: derivation; emanation; Intellect; Plotinus; soul; the One

Chapter.  3788 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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