Doctoral thesis

Plotinus on beauty : Beauty as illuminated unity in multiplicity

  • Leiden : Brill, [2022]

209 pages

Thèse: Université de Fribourg (Suisse), 2019

Published in:
  • Studies in platonism, neoplatonism, and the platonic tradition. - 2022, vol. 29
English In this book, Ota Gál presents a new analysis of Plotinus' conception of beauty, beginning from a close reading of treatises I.6 and V.8, which link beauty with the unified multiplicity of Intellect. This account is subsequently placed in a hierarchical and structural context in VI.2 and VI.6 and connected to illumination in VI.7, enabling us to determine the meaning of the predicate “beauty” at different ontological levels. For Plotinus, beauty is ultimately the illuminated unity in multiplicity of Intellect, which, as the manifestation of the Good, simultaneously enables the soul’s ascent and threatens to bind the soul to itself.
Faculty
Faculté des lettres
Language
  • English
Classification
Philosophy
Series statement
  • Studies in platonism, neoplatonism, and the platonic tradition ; volume 29
License
CC BY-NC-ND
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gold
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