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Plotino – Platão e platonismo

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  • MacKenna-Plotinus: One

    The First Hypostasis of the Supreme Divine Triad is variously named: often it is simply ‘The First’. Envisaged logically, or dialectically, it is The One. Morally seen, it is The Good; in various other uses or aspects it is The Simple, The Absolute, The Transcendence, The Infinite, The Unconditioned; it is sometimes The Father. It…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: Destino

    First tractate – Fate. Enneads III,1, In the action of our Souls all that is done of their own motion in the light of sound reason is the Soul’s work, while what is done where they are hindered from their own action is not so much done as suffered. Unwisdom, then, is not due to…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: light

    And this very examining principle, which investigates and decides in these matters, must be brought to light. 12 Enneads: I. I. 1 Next for the suggestion that the Soul is interwoven through the body: such a relation would not give woof and warp community of sensation: the interwoven element might very well suffer no change:…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: unity

    All this accomplished, it gives up its touring of the realm of sense and settles down in the Intellectual Kosmos and there plies its own peculiar Act: it has abandoned all the realm of deceit and falsity, and pastures the Soul in the “Meadows of Truth”: it employs the Platonic division to the discernment of…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: earth

    But suppose that he himself is offered a victim in sacrifice? Can he think it an evil to die beside the altars? But if he go unburied? Wheresoever it lie, under earth or over earth, his body will always rot. Enneads I,4, This, indeed, is the mood even of those who, having witnessed the manifestation…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: Life

    Thus the Life is one thing, the Act is another and the Expiator yet another. The retreat and sundering, then, must be not from this body only, but from every alien accruement. Such accruement takes place at birth; or rather birth is the coming-into-being of that other [lower] phase of the Soul. For the meaning…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: Reality

    All until The Good is reached is beautiful; The Good is beyond-beautiful, beyond the Highest, holding kingly state in the Intellectual-Kosmos, that sphere constituted by a Principle wholly unlike what is known as Intelligence in us. Our intelligence is nourished on the propositions of logic, is skilled in following discussions, works by reasonings, examines links…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: potentiality

    But does not the include that phase of our being which stands above the mid-point? It does, but on condition that we lay hold of it: our entire nature is not ours at all times but only as we direct the mid-point upwards or downwards, or lead some particular phase of our nature from potentiality…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: contemplation

    What form, then, does virtue take in one so lofty? It appears as Wisdom, which consists in the contemplation of all that exists in the Intellectual-Principle, and as the immediate presence of the Intellectual-Principle itself. Enneads I,2, And in Morals, too, Philosophy uses Dialectic: by Dialectic it comes to contemplation, though it originates of itself…

  • MacKenna-Plotinus: Stability

    Now Motion, thus manifested in conjunction with Being, does not alter Being’s nature – unless to complete its essential character – and it does retain for ever its own peculiar nature: at once, then, we are forced to introduce Stability. To reject Stability would be more unreasonable than to reject Motion; for Stability is associated…