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  • The contrast between the mind and its origin is underscored again. Plotinus maintains that nothing that could remind us of any kind of activity or movement or change should be accepted in a description of the absolute unity beyond mind. The phrase, « as if the ‘willingness’ stood in the middle between it and the generated mind », may well be a criticism of Gnostic cosmologists who were ready to erect abstract notions into independent entities or cosmic principles (note 3 : Cf., e.g., the description of the system of Valentine [second century A.D.] by H. Jonas, The Gnostic Religion – The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity [Boston, 1963], pp. 179 ff.).

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  • Luciana Santoprete
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    • Commentaire au Traité 49, (V, 3), 12, 28-39
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  • Traité 49 (V, 3) Extrait § 12 (L 39)