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Comment parler de la nature ? Sur le traité 30 de Plotin

Abstract : "Plotinus' analysis of "phusis" doesn't belong, properly speaking, to « science » of Nature. Nevertheless Plotinus tries to characterize Nature itself in a specific way, that is through a negative argumentation. According to "Treatise 30 - On Nature and Contemplation and the One" ( "Enneads," III . 8), Nature must be defined in contrast with two kinds of activities : technical production and action. It appears, consequently, that there is a specific discourse about Nature, but also that the most appropriate method consists in telling what Nature is not.
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Pierre-Marie Morel. Comment parler de la nature ? Sur le traité 30 de Plotin. Les études philosophiques, Presses Universitaires de France, 2009, pp.387-406. ⟨halshs-00440609⟩

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