On the Nature & Source of Evil

Commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus – Ennead I.8

In view to Plotinus’ treatise on the nature and source of evil, it may be best to begin with this question: What is evil to the soul? For Plotinus it consists of being in contact with inferior nature. It is the irrational part of the soul which harbors all that constitutes evil; as in indetermination, excess and shortcoming. These bring forth vice such as…



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