Plotinus's normative structure of reality shapes it as a two-ended (the one and matter) three-staged system (the one, Intellect, Soul) across which it is possible to move from one stage to the other. In this paper I undertake a close reading of Enneads VI 7.33.30-38, enlightening it by other passages of Plotinus's, in order to understand what happens at the bottom of his hierarchy of being, when sensible objects are created and men have the experience of beauty. I intend to prove that within Plotinus's thought there is a logical correspondence between his conception of the origin of shapes and the apparition of beauty.
|Translated title of the contribution||Plotinus: The beauty and the origin of the shapes in the matter (En. VI 7.33.30-38)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2018|