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  • The Good must be indifferent to the production of anything from it since it is in need of nothing. Yet it does not begrudge anything to its products, including their existence. See V.4.1, 34-36. Cf. Plato, Timaeus 29e1-2 where it is the Demiurge that does not begrudge anything to the cosmos he is creating. At Phaedrus 247a7, lack of grudging (aphthonos) is recognized as a property of divinity generally. This passage makes clear how different is the Plotinian idea of creation from that of the Christian one. The indifference of the Good to its products precludes even the idea of creation as a means to achieving anything by means of creation.

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  • Luciana Santoprete
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    • Commentaire du Traité 32 (V, 5), 12, 44-45
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  • Traité 32 (V, 5), 12, 45 + Traité 7 (V, 4), 1, 35