Plotinus Ennead II 5. On What is potentially and What Actually, Parmenides Publishing, Las Vegas/Zurich/Athens, 2015.Ennead ii.5. On what is potentially and what actually, with an introduction, translation and commentary by Cinzia Arruzza, is the sixth volume out of the nine already published in the Plotinus Series (The Enneads of Plotinus with Philosophical Commentaries) of Parmenides Publishing. As in the previous volumes, the book opens with an Introduction to the Series (p. 1-10) by its editors, presenting the most important facts of the life of Plotinus, together with the fundamental themes and intuitions of his philosophy. It is followed by a list of Abbreviations (p. 11-2)—comprising the editions of the Enneads, the Addenda to the text and the instruments concerning the Greek language and the history of Ancient philosophy used in this volume—and the Acknowledgments (p. 13-14) of the author.Ennead ii 5 is quite small, counting only five chapters, but it is a difficult and important treatise in that it discusses two technical notions with a long philosophical history. In her Introduction to the treatise (p. 15-43) Arruzza gives a useful overview of the basic moments of this history, namely the appearance of the notion of dunamis in Plato;
International Journal of the Platonic Tradition – Brill
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