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"Aoristos dyas" a materia noetyczna w "Enneadach" Plotyna
"Aoristos dyas" and noetic matter in "Enneads" by Plotinus

Author(s): Agnieszka Woszczyk
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: aoristos dyas; noetic matter; Enneads; Plotinus

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the presentation of the understanding of matter in the philosophy by Plotinus. It also constitutes an attempt to show a surface character of aporia of a hylemorphic structure of the noetic sphere. It points to the difference between a system function of "aoristos dyas" and "noete hyle" function from the perspective of dualism of existential principles. A characteristic of noetic matter presented in "Enneads" remains in an opposition to "aoristos dyas" constituting the principle of multiplicity and indefiniteness. A noetic matter determines the unity of a nous hyposthasis, and, as such, does not constitute the model of the matter of a sensual sphere. An understanding of the matter alone in the work by Plotinus is, basically, identified with an understanding of an "aoristos dyas" principle.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 185-197
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish