In Anna Marmodoro & Brian Prince (eds.), Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity. pp. 51-70 (2015)

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Christopher Noble
Syracuse University
Nathan Powers
State University of New York, Albany
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In this paper, we argue that Plotinus denies deliberative forethought about the physical cosmos to the demiurge on the basis of certain basic and widely shared Platonic and Aristotelian assumptions about the character of divine thought. We then discuss how Plotinus can nonetheless maintain that the cosmos is «providentially» ordered.
Keywords Timaeus  Plotinus  Neoplatonism  cosmology  creation  providence  causation
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