ON THE PRIMAL GOOD – The source of all lesser goods

Commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus – Ennead 1.7

There is another sort of good that Plotinus speaks of – that is the transcendent Platonic Good. This sort of good supposedly goes beyond moral excellence, and in some respect is the ideal itself that allows for all lesser goods to exist. This noble Good has no other, it is the one and only, simply the one, so to speak. The Primal Good is what Plotinus touched on in his last treatise before his death, the very treatise that is being explored in the video above, and so it is probably safe to say that the Good was very meaningful and pretty dam important to his philosophy.




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