A. H. Armstrong (lecture date 1979)
SOURCE: “Two Views of Freedom: A Christian Objection in Plotinus Enneads VI 8. 7, 11-15?,” in Hellenic and Christian Studies, Variorum, 1990, pp. 397-406.
[In the following essay, originally presented as a lecture in 1979, Armstrong examines Plotinus's ideas concerning freedom and free will.]
The treatise “On the Voluntary and the Will of the One” (Enneads VI 8 ) is the profoundest discussion of the metaphysic of will and freedom in ancient Western philosophical literature. A...
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