David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Chôra 5:57-64 (2007)
Plotinus represent a constant reference in all of Šestov's philosophy. For the Russian philosopher Plotinus is, on the one hand, the one who thought up thesynthesis of Greek philosophy, on the other, the one who first broke with that same tradition precisely when it was at its peak. However, Šestov does lift from the Enneadi certain passages which he marries - as if in a sort of contrapuntal rewriting exercise - to others in which Plotinus seems to contradict himself. What interests Šestov are precisely those discontinuities in the thought of the last great philosopher of old in an anti-Greek function. That of Šestov is once again a marked criticism of Rationalism as creator of an autonomous set of ethics that he judges according to an intellect which everything is subject to. Autonomousethics, affirms Šestov, is a fruit of Greek schools of thought to the extent that it shows distrust for what is mutable, unforeseen and arbitrary, of everything which, in short, is irrational, as it is not inserted in the One/All necessitating, justifying, regulating. In the alternative between Athens and Jerusalem, between the Rationalism and the Bible, Šestov opts to assume a stance, in no uncertain terms, on the side Jerusalem, taking with him the Plotinus of the awakening andheading towards a greater reality capable of overturning the throne occupied for too long by reason. That Plotinus who at a certain point was obliged to say thatin this other dimension "the intellect before God represents a reckless, ungodly apostate" (VI.9.5). That Plotinus, who ultimately, in one of those most particularmoments, realized that he was predestined for something loftier with respect to the world of evil and death
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Cornelio Fabro (1966). L'Itinerario Filosofico di Leone Sestóv," by F. Déchet. Modern Schoolman 43 (4):412-415.
Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson (2007). Plotinus on Intellect. Oxford University Press.
Svetla Slaveva-Griffin (2009). Plotinus on Number. Oxford University Press.
Georgios Lekkas (2005). Plotinus: Towards an Ontology of Likeness (on the One and Nous). International Journal of Philosophical Studies 13 (1):53 – 68.
Georgios Lekkas (2005). Plotinus: Towards an Ontology of Likeness (On the One and Nous). International Journal of Philosophical Studies 13 (1):53 - 68.
D. M. Hutchinson (2012). Apprehension of Thought in Ennead 4.3.30. International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 5 (2):262-282.
Rafael Pangilinan (2010). Evil in Plotinus’ Hypostases of Being. Philosophy Pathways (150).
Riccardo Chiaradonna (2012). Plotinus' Account of the Cognitive Powers of the Soul: Sense Perception and Discursive Thought. [REVIEW] Topoi 31 (2):191-207.
Plotinus (1995). Ennead III.6: On the Impassivity of the Bodiless. Clarendon Press.
I. Crystal (1998). Plotinus on the Structure of Self-Intellection. Phronesis 43 (3):264 - 286.
Ian Crystal (1998). Plotinus on the Structure of Self-Intellection. Phronesis 43 (3):264-286.
Marilena Vlad (2007). De l'unité de l'intellect à l'un absolu. Chôra 5:121-139.
R. Ferwerda (1984). Pity in the Life and Thought of Plotinus. In David T. Runia (ed.), Plotinus Amid Gnostics and Christians: Papers Presented at the Plotinus Symposium Held at the Free University, Amsterdam, on 25 January 1984. Vu Uitgeverij/Free University Press
Kieran McGroarty (2006). Plotinus on Eudaimonia: A Commentary on Ennead I. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads13 ( #179,414 of 1,699,828 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #88,892 of 1,699,828 )
How can I increase my downloads?