By Ruskin Bond
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For Plotinus absolute doings are not completed in something else outside the agent, nor are they the completion of an action by a different agent. 3? For Aristotle it becomes something of a problem to explain how the bodily movements of animate things initiated by their souls don’t constitute a case of one thing moving another: the soul, being one sort of thing, acting on the body which is quite a different thing. It would seem that Plotinus faces the same problem on this score. It may well be that intuitively speaking, walking or dancing are not cases of being moved by another nor are they in themselves cases of moving something else.
The remark that the internal act ‘takes leave of all other activities’, however, still leaves me puzzled as to the internal act’s relation to the external one. How can what ‘takes leave of all other activities’ have effects outside itself? (6) We should ﬁnally note that Plotinus’ internal activities are also liable to be called powers (dynameis). 7, 13–25: ’Αλλὰ νῷ ἡσυχία οὐ νοῦ ἐστιν ἔκστασι], ἀλλ’ ἔστιν ἡσυχία τοῦ νοῦ σχολὴν ἄγουσα ἀπὸ τῶν ἄλλων ἐνέργεια· ἐπεὶ καὶ τοῖ] ἄλλοι], οἷ] ἐστιν ἡσυχία ἑτέρων, καταλείπεται ἡ αὐτῶν οἰκεία ἐνέργεια καὶ [άλιστα, οἷ] τὸ εἶναι οὐ δυνά[ει ἐστίν, ἀλλὰ ἐνεργείᾳ.
We shall turn to the last mentioned class shortly. It appears that all three subclasses, however, resemble Aristotelian activities as opposed to motions in that when considered generally they are complete in the way Aristotelian activities are supposed to be complete. That is to say they appear to be fully achieved at each instance at which they occur and hence to need no more time to be completed. 4. 1 and 3 Plotinus appeals to a phenomenon he calls ‘absolute (apolytoi) makings (poiˆeseis)’ or ‘absolute motions (kinˆeseis)’.
A Little Book of Life by Ruskin Bond