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Koncepcja Henady w ontologii Plotyna
The Henad Concept in Plotinus’ Philosophy

Author(s): Rafał Marcin Leszczyński
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Plotinus; Henad; One; God; apophatic theology; cataphatic theology

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents the way Plotinus proved God’s absolute transcendence, the One and His non-complexity and singularity. Despite his support for apophatic theology, he was forced to also use notions of cataphatic theology. He called God by the names of Good, Beauty, Truth, Life and Might. He had much to say about Him, although at the same time he declared that the One cannot be described in a human language. It is therefore impossible to practise a consistent aphophatic theology if one wishes to lead people to God. Plotinus, however, tried to do so in his works.

  • Issue Year: 47/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 89-104
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish