© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156852808X307089 Individuation, particularisation et détermination selon Plotin Gwenaëlle Aubry CNRS – UPR 76 – Centre Jean Pépin, 7 rue Guy Môquet, 94801 Villejuif Cedex, France firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Plotinus’ formulation of the problem of the individual should not be reduced to the ques- tion of whether or not one can accept Forms of Individuals. First, if Plotinus does indeed posit an intelligible foundation of individuality, there are no grounds to identify this foun- dation with a Form: it must rather be considered a logos . Second, we must, in addition to this intelligible “principle of distinction”, allow for a sensible “principle of individuation”: the living body. Finally, we have to distinguish a third level: that of the hêmeis , the indi- vidual as a person, capable of freedom and consciousness. Th is latter’s compatibility with the other two seems problematic, so that the real diﬃ culty may lie in this tension, in Ploti- nus’ thought, between an ontological and an ethical concept of the individual. Keywords individual, logos , determinism, hêmeis Introduction La discussion du problème de l’individu chez Plotin s’est concentrée pour une grande part autour de la question de savoir
Phronesis – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2008
Keywords: INDIVIDUAL; LOGOS; DETERMINISM; HÊMEIS
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