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  • The two options offered at 18-21 are, then, that matter has existed eternally depending for its being, such as it is, on the munificence of the One, or that it is in some way generated by prior causes, the implication being that this generation took place in time. If the distinction is between a non-fundamentalist and a fundamentalist reading of Timaeus, then Plotinus would not accept the second alternative. Rist (1967, 117-119) points to the phrase not even in this case as signalling Plotinus’ rejection of the notion. But what the prior causes might be is not clear. What Plotinus could not countenance is some other creator such as the evil demiurge of the Gnostics.

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  • Luciana Santoprete
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    • Commentaire au Traité 6 (IV, 8), 6, 18-28
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