R.Radice, The "Nameless Principle" from Philo to Plotinus an outline of Reserach

Roberto Radice

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Abstract

In the period under consideration, ineffability is connected to two questions of the greatest importance: that of the positive infinity of the Principle; and that of the value and representativeness of a "name". As to the former of these, we can see that Philo marks the moment of change within Platonism, and that Numenius represents an intermediate position. As to the latter, Plotinus continues Platonic tradition, while Philo and the Gnostics take a different route based on a strong conception of a name.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAA.VV. Italian studies in Philo of Alexandria, ed by Francesca Calabi, ("Ancient Mediterranean and Medieval Texts and Contexts" 1, ).
Pages167-182
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN AND MEDIEVAL TEXTS AND CONTEXTS. STUDIES IN PHILO OF ALEXANDRIA AND MEDITERRANEAN ANTIQUITY

Keywords

  • Filone di Alessandria
  • Plotino
  • Principi

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