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  • Plotinus would certainly deny that there is any positive evil force at play in the cosmos — that would be a tenet of the Gnosticism that he eschewed. Rather evil is seen as an absence of good — the One is the Good — and distance from the One is distance from the Good, although Plotinus exempts the whole of the intelligible world, including the higher reaches of soul. Evil is no more than a necessary product of emanation at the level of the sensible world. And matter is evil in this restricted sense. This is broadly the conclusion reached in a late treatise, I [51].8.

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  • Luciana Santoprete
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    • Commentaire au Traité 6 (IV, 8), 2, 1-14
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    • 100-101
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  • Traité 6 (IV, 8), 2, 14 + Traité 51 (I, 8) (entier)