Volume 13, 2015
La Providence dans la pensée Grecque et sa première réception Arabe
Christopher Isaac Noble, Nathan M. Powers
Création et providence divine chez Plotin
In this paper, we argue that Plotinus denies deliberative forethought about the physical cosmos to the demiurge (or to any other divine principle) on the basis of certain basic and widely shared Platonic and Aristotelian assumptions about the character of divine thought. We then discuss how Plotinus can nonetheless maintain (as he does) that the cosmos is «providentially» ordered.